Monday, February 23, 2009

Charlie Brown

As a kid I loved watching Charlie Brown holiday specials and anything Charlie Brown that appeared on TV. There was one thing I never did understand. Why was it that when the grown-ups talked it sounded like "wah-wah-wah-wah"? I didn't get it! Until now...

A few months ago it hit me. When I talk, that is exactly what Princess hears! That's what her friends hear, too! My husband and I have taken to talking that way at times. Princess listens to that more than when we speak English. She thinks it's so funny. Go figure.

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Eureka! That's why I've had to repeat myself dozens of times before they listen to me!!!!

Aliceson said...

huh? I couldn't understand you.

Such Lovely Freckles said...

You know, the sick and wrong thing about it is, that there might be a scientific reason for it... besides the obvious illness of selective hearing.

Remember Elmo? His voice creeps me out. Drives me absolutely crazy!! Kids love his voice, because naturally they hear higher tones better than we do. The lower the tone the more wah wah wah it becomes.

Once in Biology class our teacher had us listen to high frequency tones. After a short while he said he can't hear it any longer, while us kids could still hear for a long time.

We lose our ability to hear high frequency sounds... and we do hear them, we get completely annoyed by them. Kids? Not so much. :)

So there, I'm done being a teacher for today.

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Of course it means ...and IF we do hear them...

Momma Bear said...

what an awesome observation! Yes no frickin wonder...it's all making sense now.

Fiona said...

Ha this made me laugh because I totally agree and we have also done that at times!