Saturday, November 06, 2010

Lipreading 101

Really, I had a funny post all written in my head.

And then my kiddo threw up five times before breakfast.

Try lipreading that.


So while the little guy drinks a mini can of “bubbly” (Mountain Dew) because he insists that it is the only thing that won’t make him throw up… I’m taking advantage of him zoning out to The Penguins of Madagascar to try to catch up in bloggyland.

And on that note, don’t try lipreading cartoon characters either.  I mean, it would be hard enough to lipread on a real penguin, but an animated one???



But you don’t really have an excuse if you CAN hear, right?

See, the letter’s M and B look really familiar when spoken.

Mat and Bat

Mark and Bark

Mail and Bail

Melt and Belt

Mutt and Butt

(you saw that one coming, didn’t you?)


Nevermind a friend asking about a phone call and giggling hysterically when I asked if she meant Bob or Mom.


But there’s no way that a G looks or sounds like a B, right?

Then why on earth didn’t I catch it before he sang it in public?


… at the top of his lungs:




That’s my boy.



Allenspark Lodge said...

Well, it could be worse. And someday it probably will be.

Saimi said...

You seriously crack me up!! But you have a point there!

I've taken sign language classes before and loved them. I wish we lived closer so you could help me brush up on my skills.

Lip reading is a whole other ball game!

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

Oh my goodness.. Ya had me rooling, but my 6 year old still sings amazing grace with the following translation
Amazing Grace how sweet the sound
"that saved a WITCH like me"

And she sings it LOUD and out of tune!

Foursons said...

I think Bob's comment just about sums it up. Can't wait for when he's old enough to realize how many dirty tricks he can play on you. Well, it will be fun for me to read about them, not so much fun for you to live through.

Shana Putnam said...

I am so sorry he was sick. That is no fun. Blaze threw up in Chili's the other night, and it was nasty. My son always seems to throw up in public for some reason. I laughed so hard when I read booby man, that is hilarious.

Mrs. Mom said...

Ahh the Creeping Crud strikes again... It has camped out here for umm... a week now. Yeah. Going to be another week cause guess what-- it's now MOMMY'S turn. Oh. Yay. (NOT)

Boob man.. *giggle*... Love that!

Floortime Lite Mama said...

oh no the poor kid is sick
ad you must be busy cleaning pukies
And yet you write a post that made me smile
Rachel you are a gift
We are on the west coast today and so with the time change there is a 4 hour difference which the kid does not respect - so we have been up since 3 am

But your attitude its like a cup of coffee

Buckeroomama said...

Hope Itty Bit feels better and you get a respite from cleaning up.

Bwahahaha --Booby-man! But he probably looked irresistibly cute while belting that out. ;p

We LOVE Veggie Tales songs around here... if only I can get them to like watching the DVD's as well. (They don't. Boo.)

Rising Rainbow said...

Sick kids! oh, I don't miss that part of mine being grown up and gone but the funny mispoken or sung things are a treasure.

sara said...

that is hilarious!! my kids definitely had a few moments in public where they got letters mixed up....and I had a lot of red faces!!!

BJ_Mama said...

hahaha! but it's good for a laugh!

Michelle Pixie said...

Hehehehehe! I hope your little man is feeling better today.

I was seriously just having a conversation with my hubby this morning about the lip reading thing...I can't hear at lower decibels which means I pretty much have to lip read him when he is talking anyway but then he started whispering and mumbling and I almost lost my mind!

danette said...

Hope he's feeling better soon!

LOL, that last part cracked me up ;).

Unknown said...


I, for one, cannot wait until he is old enough to do it on purpose to you. I will laugh every day!

Sorry, shouldnt have admitted that out loud. But I am sincerely sorry that the puky bug has invaded your home. Puke is nasty, no matter what. Praying health over you all today!

myletterstoemily said...

hee hee! you are very funny. so sorry
about your sick little guy.

your comment at my place about your
dad's letters cracked me up, too.

hope your day improves,

Amy said...

You are too cute! That is so funny! I sure hope the Mountain Dew helps his belly ;-) I have yet to experience vomit from my children. Can I just say I am not looking forward to it. I can handle any other bodily fluid.... just not vomit! So have fun with that one! I hope he feels much much better!

Ps. I would love to see you try to lip read a real penguin ;-)

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that Itty Bit is sick. =( Hope he's on the mend very soon!

GOD IS BIGGER THAN THE BOOBY-MAN. ::Sniggers:: I have nothing intelligent to add here...just needed to know that you (and Itty Bit!) cracked me up yet again!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I hope Itty Bit feels better soon!
Haha...the booby-man!!! Love it!

AiringMyLaundry said...


I hope your son feels better. My kids were throwing up last week and it was not fun. Especially because other people's vomit makes me gag, which in turn makes me vomit so it's this awful cycle..

Emily said...

Never thought about that...too funny! And that Veggie Tale song is Jack's fave...I must hear it 100 times a day!

Allenspark Lodge said...

The livery across the street from us has closed for the season, so when I saw a couple wandering around, I went across to ask if I could help. Turns out they were looking for the livery in Estes Park. The guy introduced himself as "Bob".

I said "I have a brother named Bob" After talking with the gal for a moment, I realized she was reading lips to communicate.
I wish I had said "I have a mother named Mom" to the guy. She would have gotten it, and he would have been VERY confused.


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