This is what happens when mommy has laryngitis and can’t speak.
Scene: It’s almost bedtime. Toddler brings a book to mommy.
Mommy: . . .
Mommy: uugh . . .
Mommy: cough. . .
You get the picture. Really, she tried so hard. She signed and threw the book at me and had a fit and kicked and screamed.
I tried to get Benjamin to read to her, but she would have none of that. It was mommy’s job to read the books before bedtime.
Well. I tried. I was so hoarse and could barely swallow, much less speak.