You’re going to have to use your imagination to make these sound effects, but if you’re in the trenches of parenting, I’m sure you’ve made a few of these sounds yourself.
“Dooph” – when I’m tying my four-year-old’s shoe and he starts running away before I’ve finished and my fingers are still tangled in the laces so that he face plants on the asphalt.
“Drak” – when I shred my thumb on the cheese grater making dinner and realize that I’ve used all the band aids in the house fixing invisible boo-boos.
“Awww” – when I find my 8 year old in bed crying herself to sleep because she just got to the part in ‘Charlotte’s Web’ where Charlotte kicks the bucket.
“Tshhh” – when I sit down on a toilet seat that is wet from a little boy before me.
“Dag” – when my husband asks me in the morning how the baby slept?
“Woa” – when I walk out of the public restroom at the park into bright sunshine on a beautiful spring day where I’ve spent an hour in a stall because the little one is constipated.
“Zhha” – when a cup of cheerios takes a nose dive into the depths of the mini-van’s crevices.
“Yah” – when I open the dishwasher and am pleasantly surprised that it is empty, but wonder how it got that way, and then notice that my ‘helping’ husband unloaded an entire load of dirty dishes.
“Gug” – when I find the kids jumping on the bed and all the laundry I just folded has flopped onto the floor and unfolded itself.
“Shaaa” – when the library book that is due today might as well be in Timbucktoo. Why can’t they attach GPS systems into those bar codes?
“Wha” – when I think I’ve hidden myself in the bathroom for 10 minutes of quiet reading, but then the herd comes barging in and I realize I forgot to lock the door.
“Wannabeer?” – when the kids are in bed (and asleep) and I can start and finish a conversation with my husband.
What sounds have you made recently?