Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Stuffed Up

I don't know if it's seasonal allergies or what, but people at this house can not breathe or hear. Poor Miriam has "a lot" of fluid in her right ear according to the doctor. It is like trying to communicate with an old man hard of hearing. I'm learning very quickly not to raise my voice to get her to hear because then she melts into a puddle of tears.

"Miriam, pass the peas."

"No, I'm not going to sneeze."

"Miriam, honey, pass the peas down to your brother."

"Why did you say I was going to sneeze on my brother?"

"Never mind."

"What did you say?" Blank stare. "Huh?"



Meanwhile, Betsy with her mop of bed head curls came up to me late in the night (as I was reading blogs) and explained. "A strange thing is happening. When I lay down on my pillow I can not breathe and my mouth is too dry. Then I came to see you, but when I got on the stairs my nose opened up. So I went back to bed and it happened again. Now I came here and I can breathe. How am I ever going to get any sleep if I have to keep going up and down the stairs all night?"



A few days later I heard Elizabeth instructing Joseph as they were cleaning up. "Joseph put all the stuffed up animals up here."

Kids are hilarious. Read more over at Mary's or share your own stories.

12 comments:

Heather L. said...

I hope everyone improves for your trip! hope the preparations are going well!

ET said...

It's hard not to giggle, isn't it? Even though you know they're feeling terrible.

Hoping that the stuffiness gets cleared up quickly!

Duckygirl said...

Kids ARE funny! I too hope everyone improves before your trip, or maybe the change in climate will help!

~Laura

mindi said...

That is so funny!! I need to get Hunter checked out for his ears, I'm TIRED of having to repeat myself ten times because he can't hear me!!

MorningSong said...

I pray your kids will clear up from the 'stuffies' soon!!! Those are the worst! That breathing thing is a must!

Blessings!

Alaina said...

Too cute! You can tell Betsy that I've had a similar problem. :) Lot's of stuffy and then runny noses here, too. Hope things are going well as you prepare for your big adventure!

CC said...

Awwwww. Is there anything that can be done about her ears? It is kinda like she's hearing everything underwater. So yelling will not only upset her, but it will just be louder garble. I'm hoping to post on hearing loss on Thursday...

Sarah said...

Very cute. I hope everyone is feeling better by the time you leave for your trip!

mom24 said...

Oh goodness - Betsy's comment is the best ever! Sounds like something my son would say - their logic is soooo funny!
Hope you get over the 'stuffies' before your trip!
Andrea

mom24 said...

We have auditory processing disfunction in our 5yo dd due to so many times when she had fluid build up in her ears. We didn't even know it! She is also VERY sensitive to my tone of voice so at times I wished we had all learned sign language! I'll be looking to see what CC supermom posts on the subject....
Andrea

Mary@notbefore7 said...

LOL! What hilariously true logic coming from her mouth!

Hope everyones noses and ears clear up.

*LOVE the garden below. Thanks for sharing that - we hope to have one next year!

Sniz said...

Yeah, kids are funny. The little things, like how they breath with a cold is something very strange...Baylee tells me about every strange itch and feeling she has like it must be of great concern because it's not something she feels every day! LOL!

Sniz