Matt said I should blog about this. But really, I think it's going to lower everyone's opinions of me as a mother. I'm not a very nice person.
Who: Leah and myself
What: The One Where The Whole World Went Silent
When: Monday, April 19, 2010
Where: It all started in the car.
How: The kids and I had just gotten back from running some errands (although Leah calls them Aarons, "Are we going to run some Aarons, and then go see him?"). I was feeling lazy about getting our purchases and the kids back into the house so I just decided to sit in the car for a minute or two.
Of course, I felt A W F U L (in the most entertained way). You may be wondering how long this whole escapade lasted. Oh, only a short 20 minutes... and I did try it again yesterday, it didn't last more than a sentence or two because Leah said, "Mom! Do not start that again."Leah: "Mom, may I join you in the front seat?"Me: "Sure."
Leah starts talking about one thing or another, it probably involved what she wanted for lunch and which movie she wanted to watch after her nap. Apparently my replies had been made in too quiet of a voice.Leah: "Mom, stop talking quiet."Me, as a really mean thought occurs, mouthing the words: "I'm not."Leah: "Mom, I can't hear you. Talk louder."Me, mouthing the words: "I am."
This continued for a while in the car until I decided it really was time to get into the house and be productive. I thought, briefly, about discontinuing this behavior. It really was annoying Leah and she was steadily getting more and more upset with me. Oh well, what harm can it cause. I'd just go and check the mail, then I'd be done with the charade.
Leah: "Mom, what are you doing?"Me, mouthing the words: "I'm going to check the mail."Leah: "Mom! You have to talk!"Me, mouthing th words: "You can't hear me?"Leah: "No! Talk normal!"
Well, I'm getting more impressed with her lip reading skills as the minutes tick on. She was concentrating so hard on the words I was mouthing. I decided to let it go on just a little bit longer as I headed into the house. The entire time I was mouthing things like, "Open the door, please" and "Take your shoes off" and "Go sit at the counter for lunch." She paid attention and did as she was asked. All the while saying, "Mom! Talk normal!"
Finally she was done with it. Leah burst into tears, the real kind, saying, "Mom, I just want you to talk normal."
I couldn't help it, I started laughing and said, "I was just pretending."
Leah's tearful reply: "Mom, I though I couldn't hear anything anymore."