Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Laryngitis Diaries

Today, after the Little One came home from preschool, we had a little exchange about the state of my vocal chords:

Little One: Talk normal, Mama.

Mama: (In a barely audible whisper, emphasising with hand gestures) I can't, love.

Little One: But you have to try. I don't think you're trying.

Mama: I am trying, sweet one. But I lost my voice.

A look of concern mixed with fear clouds her face. A look like: "Lost" her voice? I didn't know this was possible.

Little One: But where'd it go? Did you lose it? (Looks at Mama's pockets.)

Mama: (Nods)

Little One: Oh no. What happened? Did you swallow it?

Adventures in deductive reasoning, sponsored by my three-year-old.


BrokenButterfly said...

Awww that is too adorable! I hope your "lost" voice gets "found" soon :-)

Ruth said...

Oh, that is the sweetest. Wish I had a good remedy for you, but the only one I know of is time, and despite your daughter's advice, don't try to whisper too much, it strains your vocal chords.

Anonymous said...

I had laryngitis last week. Here is what I did to help get over it. I took lots of honey, used a vaporizer at night, didn't talk unless I had to, drank lemonade, drank lots of water, and made a toddy consisting of 1/2 cup lemon juice (approximately), 1/2 cup honey (approximately), and 3/4 shot of Jack Daniels' Bourbon Whiskey! It made me drunk (I'm a lightweight), but I got my voice back! Hope you get over it soon!

Kate said...

That Little One sure says the cutest things! Hope you're feeling better.