Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One way to improve your hearing

When I was little, we had this book called Mrs. Pigglewiggle which I loved and read over and over again, except, I think ours had a lavender cover. Mrs. Pigglewiggle, from what I remember, is an older lady who loves little kids and lets them play in her super cool house. She had some potions and things, but I don't think she was a witch. Or, maybe she was, I don't remember.

In one of the chapters, the parents have the problem of their kids being too loud. To help out, Mrs. Pigglewiggle puts some powder in the kids ears that makes their hearing extra sensitive. The kids find all sounds painful and can't even walk to school because the crunching of the leaves is too loud.

This is like what happened to me today. I have really waxy ears which I try to manage myself, but they they occasionally get so backed up, I can't hear anything and I have to go get them cleaned out.

Wow, the world is so loud. On the way home from the doctor's office, I kept trying to check if the doors or windows were open. Then, my phone rang and it was so loud, I actually winced.

I now know I have the loudest microwave on the planet.


Anonymous said...

I was thinking of reading Mrs. Pigglewiggle to my kids! I just don't know if they are ready. I love that book.

Caitlin said...

The purple book is "Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Magic." We just returned the orange and purple books to the library last week. I have the wax problem too as do my children. Bummer.

allison.plummer said...

We've read some of Mrs. Pigglewiggle... they're a little dated with words like trousers and such. Some of the time the language was so dated, Tristan couldn't follow what was going on.

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