Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Voices in His Head (and body)

Reposted blog entry from September 17, 2007

Daniel told me today that he wanted to eat something because his heart told him that he was hungry.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketYou know how its suppose to be okay to talk to yourself just as long as you don't start answering back too? Well I heard him in the back yard the other day asking himself questions and then answering back. But to top that, he came in the house and told me about the conversation! He says, "Mommy, that's what I told myself."

You might not think there's a little schitzo under that little grin of his, but a mother can tell early on.
Last year when he was two and a half, he was using his hands as puppets. That might not sound ab-normal, but let me explain. He would hold his forearm vertical with his wrist loose, flap his hand up and down, and talk to it like it was a separate entity. He would encourage it, ("You can do it, hand.") and then praise it ("Good job, hand!") One time he was trying to put something together and when he finished, he stood up and held his flopped over hand out to me and said, "Mommy, hand did it!" then he held up his other hand and said, "Other hand helped too!"


  1. Doctors used to say a person was crazy if he talked to himself. Then they decided that one was only crazy if he talked to himself and then answered himself. Now they have discovered that a person is only crazy if he talks to himself, then answers himself, and then asks himself what it was he said in the first place. Psycho-science is making progress. Within ten years even you and I may not be considered crazy.

    1. After your comment on my 'When it rains it pours' post, I'm thinking your brand of crazy may take more than 10 years to cure.