Voices–not as in “I hear them”

I have two things to say. First, I am FREAKING out because I can’t find my camera. It has been almost a week and I haven’t taken any pictures of Carson and he is starting to crawl! We’re going to have to break into the savings account if it is lost, because I can’t really function without my digital camera.

Secondly, and back to the topic here, I realized this morning as I was requesting a $40 fill-up at the gas station that I have (and I think you all have) different “voices” used for different purposes in life. There’s my Gas Station voice: “Hi-ee! Could you fill it up with regular unleaded please?” in a high-pitched smiley way like I’m Rebecca from Sunnybrook Farm or something. This is similar to my Work Phone voice. Then there’s my Cathing Up With Old Friends voice, which is sassy, lower pitched, and super fast, with a lot of “ifyaknowwhatImean’s” thrown in for humor. (Secondwind, I’m thinking of you here.) Then there is my Worship Leader voice, which I try to be slower, more thoughtful, normal pitched and contemplative. (I know that’s reduntant with thoughtful, but that’s the general feel I can recall as I look back on my stage voice.) I also have a Carson voice, which, contrary to some baby-talk, does not substitute w’s for r’s or l’s. (ie: goodness gwacious my sweet wittle baby). It’s just kind of high, very repetetive and pretty much is a string of questions I know he won’t answer. “Is that a bird? Do you see the bird? What’s the bird doing? Do you see the bird?” etc. When I was in the classroom, I had a Teacher voice. It was (I like to think) firm and LOUD with eyebrows frequently raised. I’m sure there’s more. So, do share…what “voices” do you have?


  1. These are not my voices, but your Ma’s. I can tell when she answers the phone if it’s one of you kids, or a parent of one of her students, or her mom (or MY mom), or someone she enjoys but is not very close to, or one of our friends – all by her voice, not really the words she uses… well, maybe the words are important clues too. Can’t really describe them – but it’s something to smile about at our house.

  2. I have a new voice (to add to the many already in existence)!! I will call it my “Jim had his wisdom teeth removed and is thoroughly enjoying being babied by me” voice. =D It might sound a lot like you’re “Carson” voice.

    The voice that is probably most prominent in my daily life is my “Oh my gosh” voice, which I don’t need to explain. =)

  3. What about your EKK voice? “Oh hello, I love your house (cobwebs on the wall…dirty clothes on the floor…naked kids running around.) I bet that voice is a lot like your Carson voice too…high-pitched, but mostly out of anxiety rather than simply speaking to a child. :o) Oh, how I miss those days.

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