I wonder how long any of you could survive without speaking? No whispering allowed either. A day, half a day? I urge you to give it a go. It is hard.
This is the situation I found myself in on Weds this week. It appears that my month and a half of illness is now a throat infection and my doctor is worried I will do some long-term damage to my throat if I don’t rest it. Great.
Asking questions is out. Writing things down is so slow. Reading a bedtime story to my boys is out. Answering anything when not in the room is out. To top it off I feel like I am being rude by not talking and responding to people when I am out and about.
I took 2 of my boys out this afternoon, on their bikes. Not a great plan. I was unable to warn them, guide them or help them in any way at all. Luckily they are trustworthy.
Silence is not golden when it is me being silent. As for my boys…..now that is a different story 😉