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Posts tagged ‘Aphasia’

of course:

-A rooster walked into circle time. (and paid more attention than the kids.
-I called the schedule an aardvark.
-The photographer showed up on Pajama day.
-The possum is back in the art cabinet
-Management doesn’t see an issue with a broken wall and falling plaster.
-Our water has a high lead and copper content and looks like it came from the toilet. (used)
-Today is warm and sunny,but all the kids are in snow gear.
-I have been given some wonderful treasures!

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What was I thinking?!

“please check the February aardvark to make sure its ok.” The look on my new staff members (who doesn’t really know me yet.) was totally priceless.

another confuzzalating conversation with an instructor

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“Turtle, You just asked for an extension to pack your elephants.”
“Oh”

What else can I possibly say to that? I didn’t  need to pack an elephant, and I couldn’t remember what I had meant to say.

Fun with Aphasia

Because of my head injury I sometimes have an awful time with words. Sometimes I am reading English, but it might as well be classical Greek. Sometimes its the wrong word or a word that isn’t even close. My poor kids have learned that when I ask for something, for example a spoon, it is usually a good idea to grab several other things as well, in case I was using the wrong word and it wasn’t really a spoon that I wanted. Sometimes, I can’t even find any word, and come to a dead stop mid sentence. other times I will stutter, stumble, do a Porky Pig impersonation or start a sentence right in the middle, because that is the part I remember. I have written some really interesting “free Election” reflection papers, and once wrote an Aardvark plan instead of an action plan. It changed my Curriculum assingment to something so strange that I can’t even remember what it was. I only remember that my instructor pointed out that computers have spell checks. Actually, that doesn’t always help. If  I spell the wrong word correctly, it won’t help me.

Here are some of my stranger Aphasic moments.

“That’s a cute Zebra, Davi.” “Mama, it a tiger. and I’m Isaac.”

Discussing our families on the first day of class at city college. (I think I really confuzzled that particular  teacher for the entire semester.) “I have 6 spoons” I meant kids.    Teacher, “huh” Me, “ummm you know, the like,the,uh things people have in their families.” Teacher “You mean children? ” Me: “Yeah”

On a call to my partner. “All 6 cars slept with me because of the storms.”  Ry. “wasn’t it crowded, with 6 cars? where did the kids sleep?” =P

For some reason I seem to like the words spoon and Aardvark, but have a dreadful time with children, child, or kids. Interesting, since I work in with infants and toddlers!

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