It's kind of ironic, really - that I should have been the one to wake up to some odd noise. Me, who can't hear. But it was enough to wake me up. I lay in bed trying to figure out what in the world it could be.
It's hard to describe the sound of it, really - if I were forced to, I would say it sounded like a car horn beeping intermittently but without a pattern - and the car was wrapped up in 27 layers of bubble wrap so it could just very barely be heard. But it was definitely there, enough to wake me.
And then I had the thought (remember - it was 4am) that maybe - just maybe - this is some sound that only small kids and dogs could hear. Perhaps this is why my boys have been waking up every night for the last week. MAYBE it's some type of....and my mind started running away with me. One can't listen to conspiracy theories for over 19 years without have a stray thought or two themselves. Proven fact.
PA! WAKE UP! I said in a loud whisper. If I was privy to this meant to be secret signal meant to drag my children out of bed and lead them who knows where...if I was enabled for just a few moments to have this clue, this piece of information that might save all the children of the world, well - then - I wanted Pa to be there with me. I wanted him to go first.
PA! WAKE UP! I whispered again and attached it to a poke in his rib cage. Do you hear that, uh...car hornish wrapped in bubble wrap noise?
I did, also, for the record, state my disclaimer right up front. I confessed that it just might be in my head but it sounded so real. And while I've heard marching bands many times in my head....never ever ever have I heard bubble wrapped car horns before.
So he went first and I followed. Bravely. Upstairs. Downstairs. I even peeked my head out in the backyard to see if I could see the pied piper. Nothing.
Then I stuck my fingers in my ears and the noise was still there.
Three more days until my ear appointment.
Happy Mother's Day everyone!!!!
And wow - just look at all those entries!!! I love hearing what everyone is doing! I'll keep it open one more day and draw first thing tomorrow.
be good! ;)