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Day 9: A Boy Rips One Today

I was giving accommodations to four students who were in third grade for a Language Arts assessments today.  All is quiet.  You can see the seriousness in the eyes of the students~ their brow furrows as they are reading the words.  Rrrriiiipppp.  A boy lets out a very loud one.  The girls look up with shocked look on their faces~ they look at one another~ and try ever so hard not to laugh.  They let out pig squeals~ and I give them evil eye.  They quickly look back on their assessment~ not able to concentrate for a few more minutes.

Prior to getting the cochlear implants, I never heard a fart!  Ever!  It would seem so weird that life would be going about in it’s own way and then as soon as someone rips one, they whole world seems to freeze for a second and start giggling.  I would have to ask what was so funny~ and they’d tell me~ and I’d have to just grin because I didn’t hear it.  Maybe smell it.

Now with my new found hearing, I find it amusing that it’s actually loud.  I do wonder how I never heard it before.  And, what’s even more amusing to me is why people think it’s funny.  Yes, I hear it, but I don’t find myself giggling.  I find it rather odd that someone would just let it out so easily rather than holding it in~ and be okay with people laughing at them.  Life is so strange sometimes.

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About Amy Pogrebin Bremenstuhl

Life is noisy~ in a messy way. I thought I'd try writing about surviving the hearing world every day for 365 Days.

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