Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Possum






Does this sound strange to you? Dr. Spock doesn't mention it...






Cooper plays possum. He acts dead to get our attention.

It started about a week after the trach came out. It goes like this: Cooper gets mad at something (usually involving Charlie, because Charlie is the bain of Cooper's existence these days). He screams for about 5 seconds, then falls to the ground, buries his face in the carpet or hardwood, and lies perfectly still. He got me the first time. I saw him lying still and rushed over to check on him. I leaned over and he turned his head up and smiled. GOTCHA. Silly me, I just thought you might have a plug in your trach and stopped breathing. Oh wait, the trach is gone...

Two days later, Brian watched the boys while I went to the Teeter. When I walked in the door, the first thing I heard was "have you seen Cooper play possum?"

Stinker. Got Daddy too. Clever little rascal...

1 comment:

mommylawyer said...

Um, maybe he's a super smart Kahn kid who has figured out that screaming won't work but pretending to be dead, well, that will certainly do it?