Monday, November 2, 2009

Lots of Yelling

There is lots of yelling going on in our house. Reuben has an ear infection in both ears, and can't hear me unless I am yelling at the top of my lungs. He can't hear himself unless he is yelling at the top of his lungs. Justin just has to project a bit to be heard (but he is already a loud talker).

All this yelling would just be annoying, but there is one more person in the house who hasn't heard a lot of yelling in his short life. (Yes, he lives in New York, but we've been keeping him home to avoid getting him sick). It seems that my yell is the worst for him to understand, he starts each time I have to yell, and I can see the transition from "startled" to "scared" cross across his face before he starts to yell--well, cry loudly.

I've heard "what?" too many times over the last few days to try my normal voice first. I've spent my whole life clamming up once it was clear I wouldn't be heard, you can't do that when you are a mom.


Mick said...


Lark said...


Amber F said...

Ahhh, welcome to my life. And none of my kids are sick.

Talyn said...

ASL doesn't work unless more than one person speaks it.