Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Something has happened in the past few days that I can't explain. Nathan has become afraid of normal sounds in the house. I noticed a few months ago how he ran into my arms during a thunderstorm, but that seemed to be the only time He had been frightened. Whenever the washer starts up, he stops, looks both ways, and runs. The same response when the furnace cycles on or the vaccum cleaner.

I had his hearing tested when he was around 5 months old. I did this because he slept through everything! I know, I know. I should have accepted it as a blessing and went on with it, but neither of my other two slept through ringing phones, doorbells, and vaccuum cleaners like this so, I wanted to make sure there were no hearing problems. And of course, with all the ear infections, he was tested again. The tests concluded his hearing was fine and I was just a worry wart. Thus eradicating the theory of "hearing for the first time."

This is so strange. Now that I have began to think about it, I may have figured it out!
One of Caleb's Christmas presents was a robot. Nathan is not fond of him at all, in fact, if robot man ever comes up missing a head or missing, period, I don't think we'll be calling in Scotland yard.


sara said...

so you worry just as much with your 3rd as you do with your 1st, huh? *sigh* I would have immediately thought hearing problem too. Glad it's just a robot!

lady of value said...

Maybe it's just a phase he is going through. My kids went through all kinds of stuff. My son still makes sure all the doors are locked and the blinds are closed at night before he goes to bed! A wise "man" of 10. The way he locks the doors around here, it takes forever to get out of the house in the mornings!!

shortybear said...

Bless his heart, will be praying for him.

BrideOfChrist said...

Aww - I was scared of toys that made too much noise when I was little too!