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.