I’ve got a couple of odd/funny things to share with all of you…
Since my eldest was around eight years old, I have found myself affected by the weirdest condition…
When I read out loud, either to her or to her sister, I end up falling asleep. As in, mid-sentence.
You can imagine my consternation at this, especially when you consider how much I enjoy reading. It has left me in quite a quandary – because having someone else read aloud does about the same thing to me.
As a homeschooler, I’m leading the charge in my child’s education, which really doesn’t mix well with falling asleep sitting up.
This can happen at any time of the day, even right after a full night’s sleep. So I’m not sleep-deprived. And even worse, as I begin to teeter on the edge of consciousness, I’m afflicted with a weird second affliction – something akin to Tourette’s – where you just spit out random words. I can be reading about ancient history and all of a sudden “hot dogs” spills from my mouth, or some other odd word having nothing to do with what I’m reading.
It absolutely sucks but, basically, I’ve some kind of narcoleptic Tourette’s, folks.
I couldn’t make this up if I tried.
You Erupted My Constipation!
Em is growing up fast, so it is a bit of a rarity when she gets her words confused. However, the other day as Dee was working with her on her homeschool assignments, Em was trying to tell her to stop interrupting her concentration. However that came out as “You erupted my constipation!” Which, as I am sure you are aware, is quite a different thing entirely.
I will miss the kidisms…Em will be nine years old in another five weeks. Where did the time go and can I get it back?!