Friday, June 02, 2006

Dr. mom self diagnoses

A short example of why I think I have some form of dyslexia.

While on a trip to Magic Mountain I noticed a sign posted at every gateway to passenger seating on the roller coasters. I read it each time and thought to myself..."that's the most odd way of putting it!" Finally, after reading the same sign for the 4th or 5th time I said to my friend, "Look at the sign; doesn't it look odd to you?" She read the sign. "What's odd about it?" "It says, 'Please rescue your belongings before entering the ride.' that's odd! Rescue?" She turned to me and said, "It says SECURE your belongings." As soon as she said that I looked at the sign again and sure enough it read "SECURE".

Both secure and rescue have the same letters. Both made sense, sort of. This happens a lot to me. It drove me crazy when we went to Hawaii! Sometimes when I read I seem to grab words from somewhere else on a page and put them in the sentence I am reading. Most of the time the word can make sense, although it isn't really there. I know I do this because I have read out loud and had people correct my mistakes; only to find the word I said a few lines up or down on the page. It makes for a more interesting, if not correct story. hmmmm.

On the plus side, I am usually the first one to unscramble a word search. And I kick booty when we play Boggle! : )

add to sk*rt

4 comments:

Maren said...

I often get my letters mixed up when I am typing words. I can completely transpose whole words. I do that consistently. Strange.

s'mee said...

It's so weird Maren! Like I said...LOVE the spell check!

Lisa M. said...

*LAUGHING* how funny!

I do things like that all the time!

Thanks for sharing!

s'mee said...

It's nice to know I am not the only one! thanks Lisa!