5.20.2007

Hypnotize Me

I have never be truly hypnotized. I pretended once at camp that I was while my friends asked me a bunch of questions about who I liked and who I hated. During my pregnancies I gave hypno-birth some consideration... but never saw it through.

I guess the closest I have ever been to being hypnotized was during my long drives home from school in college. It's called highway hypnosis.

Recently I have stumbled upon a new hypnosis. But I have not come up with a fancy name for this new mental condition. Right now the long working title is: thinking about all the other things I have to do while reading the SAME book to my 3 year old, the same book every night before bed for the last month. Kinda wordy, I know. But whatever its name ends up to be - I'VE GOT IT BAD!!!

I have been reading Bunny Mail to Braden on and off for a year... and most recently EVERY night for about a month. While I am reading, I find myself check listing in my head all the things I need to do ... and when I snap out of it I will have read a few pages and not even remembered doing it.

It is such an odd feeling. Kinda worrisome too... I mean, what else am I hypno-ing through?

2 comments:

Jen said...

That's funny I've noticed myself doing that before but fortunately for me it is not with the same book every night!! My kids did the "same movie for a month" deal when they were shorter but I don't remember the same book being picked out over and over. Maybe you're just nicer than me? Do you say things like, "You can pick a different book or you can go straight to sleep. You choose"... Yep, you're nicer than me.

Isn't the highway hypnosis freaky? I drive a lot, you know, and I find myself thinking so loudly that I'm half way to Abilene when I come to. Then I think, "I am bloody brilliant! This is fantastic!" (I always want to talk like the Brits. Saying things like, "Just there," instead of, "Right over there.") Anyway, I should have split up this post into, like, three or something. See you tonight...

the Girls' Moma said...

I know, and soon you will have the boys requesting two different books! I guess you could flip-flip in between them some like we do. It's still hypnotizing, though!