I really think I have a hearing problem.
I find myself cocking my head to one side when I am really trying to hear something. I have to turn the TV up to an obnoxious level to not miss a word. But most sadly, I cannot hear my 8 year old.
His voice is at frequency level I just cannot pick up. If there even is such a thing. That child talks, and I hear
"whawha wha whawhawha whawha"
"Mom, can I have a cookie?"
I hear, "Mom, please dance with the Wookie"
"I can't find my shoe"
I hear, " You're standing in goo"
You get the idea.
I finally had to explain to my favorite son, if you want me to hear you, you gotta come and talk right to my face.
He suggested I go get my hearing checked.
That night, we were downstairs watching our weekend's worth of college football games when Jeff ran upstairs to refill his water cup. I turned and hollered past Chase, asking Jeff since he was upstairs, would he grab me a drink, please.
Chase, dramatically rubbed his ear, and said, seriously,
"Well, at least you have no problem talking."
Thanks for your heart-felt concern, Bub.