Like an Elephant

My 6-y-o daughter usually sleeps really solidly over in her room and is not easily woken by sounds she’s accustomed to. But this morning she told me over breakfast, “Dad, you and Mom made the weirdest noises last night and woke me. First Mom kind of whined and sounded as if she was gonna sneeze. Then nothing for a while. And then you started sounding like an elephant! You made one heck of a racket — Det var ett jäkla liv.”


  1. #1 Coturnix
    November 18, 2009


  2. #2 Art
    November 18, 2009

    Keep it up until this also becomes a sound “she’s accustomed to”. Soon enough everyone is happy, a bit tired, but happy. It’s all good.

  3. #3 Thinker
    November 19, 2009

    “Out of the mouths of babes…”

  4. #4 Claes
    November 19, 2009

    At least she told you, not her friends and teachers in school. Or maybe she did…?

  5. #5 Martin R
    November 19, 2009

    I figure a happy marriage is nothing to be ashamed of. (-;

  6. #6 Ziggy
    November 19, 2009

    Yeah, but that ain’t no elephant’s trunk, LOL.

  7. #7 Cattis
    November 19, 2009


  8. #8 kai
    November 19, 2009

    I think it’s fascinating that she could identify that it was you, even though it sounded like an elephant. (Were you stomping around?) Modulation of characteristic sound patterns, hmmm.

  9. #9 Nariane
    November 26, 2009

    luckily she didn’t come in to tell you to be quiet!

    this is such a cute story!!

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