Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Mother/Daughter Communication

She says I need better hearing ... I say she needs to speak more clearly. Wonder if we'll ever agree ...

Scenario #1

What I thought I heard:

Sarah: Mom, my hairclips are gone.
Me: They're probably lost in your room somewhere!
Sarah looked at me as if I'd lost my mind ...

What was really said:

Sarah: Mom, my hiccups are gone ...

Scenario #2

What I thought I heard:

Sarah, licking frosting from a birthday candle: I'm a Wiccan now, Mom.
Me, looking very surprised: You're a what!?

What was really said:

Sarah, licking frosting from a birthday candle: I have a wick in my mouth ...

I don't know ... me hard of hearing, or her not speaking clearly?

You decide.

17 comments:

Erika said...

You're only Half listening perhaps?

Skittles said...

I'm staying out of this one :)

Mike said...

Things get confused sometimes in translation :)

Emily said...

I'm you! It's horrible, isn't it? I even went to an ear doctor, and he said, we can get you hearing aids in an attempt to clarify things, but really it's not your ears, it's your brain.

CyberCelt said...

It is her. My son mubbles so much, I thought I was losing my hearing. Then I realized it was him.

Here from the Blog Village Carnival.

jan said...

I am definitely on your side. Kids always mumble to irritate us.

Janey Loree said...

From past experiences with my two sons, I will have to be on your side! But with present experiences with my parents, I would be on your daughter's side. But then again, I am partially deaf in one ear...

I am visiting from the Blog Village Goes Gonzo Carnival!!!

Skittles said...

I'd STILL staying out of this one! I'm here from the carnival this time.

JAM said...

Excellent! I say it MUST be her, not your hearing. I have the same problem. My whole family mumbles at me and then get upset when I misunderstand or say Huh?

(I'm visiting from the Blog Village Goes Gonzo Carnival.)

Marsha said...

Hi. I am visiting from the carnival. I once went and had my hearing checked because my family swears I cannot hear correctly, but my hearing is fine, so it must be them.

Heather in Beautiful British Columbia said...

Ha, at least she's not speaking in language you don't understand even if you do hear it! Just wait :) Here via the carnival.

RUTH said...

here from the carnival. I think most Mum's will relate to this. I found it eve worse with my son...he just grunted!!

The GateKeeper said...

Yes, I think your daughter must be mumbling. Honestly, I have to ask my Sarah to repeat everything 3 times because (though she doesn't realize it) she's speaking Elfish.

Dirty Butter said...

I've ALWAYS had this problem. I hear what I think was said, but it turns out to be something completely different. I remember learning the words to For He's a Jolly Good Fellow from a children's record I played all the time. Can you guess what "for strawberry candy nine" was my version for in the song? I STILL hear it that way in my head, if I don't make a conscious effort to hear it correctly.

Marion said...

Kids talk so fast these days, I have trouble hearing correctly too! And then the fast talking along with mumbling...oy vey!

LJP said...

That happened to me once. I said something and my partner looked at me questioningly. He repeated back to me what he thought I said and some of the words weren't even proper English. ?!?!?

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