January 12, 2006

At least it's not Opera.

Ever since Clone first discovered he had the ability to make sounds using his mouth, he’s had three volume settings: Loud, Deafening and Sleeping (Which is just below normal human speech). He snores in his sleep and sometimes talks. This has sparked many a great debate in my house as to which side of the family he gets such a trait. My wife insists he gets it from me. I, on the other hand, know it’s from her family. If you’ve ever met Ktreva then you know she’s loud and doesn’t shut up… ever! Hell, right now I can hear her talking non-stop. “Don’t you dare post anything like that about me! OoOOOoo, I’m gonna kick your arse!” It’s a good thing I learned to ignore her years ago.

Well, tonight she feels she’s won the war. According to her royal yappiness, she now has irrefutable proof that Clone’s loudness comes from my side of the family. I think she’s just exaggerating. Nope, to her she feels that there is no further proof required.

Tonight, Clone and I where in the Kitchen taking the clean dishes out of the dishwasher and putting them away. When I do various tasks, I tend to sing. Clone loves to sing along with me when he’s helping. We went through the classics of the Contagion household, “I’m H-A-P-P-Y!, Mares eat oats, Sponge Bob Square Pant’s theme, Ice Ice Baby”. Of course when I sing, I do it with gusto. Since Clone is my, well, clone, he also sings with much gusto. This turned into a contest to see who could show more gusto. (Wow, I think that’s the most I’ve ever used the word gusto).

Ktreva comes walking into the kitchen, smirk on her face as both Clone and I are singing as loudly as we can. Hell we’re yelling with a melody. Ktreva, smirking mind you, looks at me and says, “Loud!” We both stop singing and look at her standing there grinning back at us. “I told you he got his loudness from you.” She says self-righteously “You, don’t see me in here teaching him to yell songs.”

I tried to explain this was different. She just couldn’t grasp the concept that being loud and having a contest to see who can be louder is not the same thing. You must have to be male to understand that.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go replace some broken light bulbs.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at January 12, 2006 07:20 PM | TrackBack

Oh, that y chromosome changes EVERYTHING!

(But I must admit, I'm with Ktreva here -- the "loudness" comes from your side. Just like the abject shyness...) ;)

Posted by: Richmond at January 12, 2006 07:49 PM

Contagion, I have know you for many, many moons now. I have seen you get the attention of a waitress across a restaraunt full of loud obnoxious people. You sir, are undeniably the source of your boys loudness. Your screams of "SERVING WENCH!" will forever be a favorite teenage memory of mine.

Posted by: littlejoe at January 12, 2006 09:45 PM


Posted by: Ogre at January 13, 2006 08:00 AM

I talk in my sleep. do I get that from your side of the family? ;)

Posted by: oddybobo at January 13, 2006 08:01 AM

Sorry Contagion but I have to agree with Ktreva. In our family only the males snore. Noah is lucky to be alive right now. Sarah & Noah's bedrooms are right next to each other. After numerous times of yelling at Noah to quit snoring, she actually contemplated smothering him with her pillow! I know I don't snore because I've never heard myself snore. Case closed.

Posted by: Red at January 13, 2006 08:26 AM

Over exaggerating is definitely a female trait. Really, if I've told my wife once, I've told her a million times not to exaggerate.

Posted by: phin at January 13, 2006 09:31 AM

Phin - Are you saying that Contagion is a woman? That's what I got out of your comment...*snicker*

Posted by: ktreva at January 13, 2006 04:26 PM