Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Crazy Coincidence

I was told a story today by one of Rhetta's school people who heard it from her teacher who heard from one of today's playground monitors, Mrs. Star.

Rhetta was playing at recess and at one point decided to play in a puddle of water. Mrs. Star asked her to stop playing in the puddle so her shoes wouldn't get too wet and her feet too cold. Rhetta then put her hand up sideways, palm toward Mrs. Star's chest and said, "oh-blation", or perhaps "oblation", then proceeded to play in the puddle some more. Mrs. Star then asked Rhetta again to please stop playing in the water and to move on to something else. Rhetta again held her hand up to the woman's chest and repeated the word.

Now I have no doubt Rhetta was trying to say something along the lines of, "Please move back, I am playing in a puddle over here!" all in one word but she has also been practicing some "-ation" words lately. She was communicating but neither of us, Rob nor I, can determine what she must have been saying.

The crazy coincidence is that Mrs. Star, who does not talk about this with children or even many people at school, either needs or has had (a little unclear third hand) a cardiac ablation for an atrial flutter (heart murmur)!

The woman relating the story to me asked me if we had observed any sort of intuitive behavior in Rhetta before. I couldn't and still can't think of a single time.

Still...

3 comments:

Anna said...

That's really interesting...

Becca said...

Wow - that is very cool and interesting. Something to pay attention to.

*Jess* said...

wow, how crazy!!