April 13, 2010

Early-Onset Schizophrenia

I was down the hallway when I heard Tristan's "crazy voice".  It's a voice he uses when he likes to be silly or when he is imitating a monster or a superhero.  It's gravelly, fast and slightly lower than his normal voice.

He said, "Stop making me do that. Stop making me do that. Julius, stop making me do that."

One of Julius's hobbies is trying to get Tristan to do things that will either 1) annoy me or 2) get Tristan in trouble.  I slowed down and tiptoed down the rest of the hallway and eased my head around the corner to catch them in the act.

Tristan was sitting on the arm of the couch (a no-no in our house). Again he said, "Stop making me do that, Julius."

He noticed me in the doorway and grinned really big.  I looked around the room and Julius was no where in sight.  I yelled, "Julius, where are you??"

"Back here!" He was in the bedroom, nowhere near Tristan.

Three is a little early to start hearing "the voices".  I hope it's a phase and not early-onset schizophrenia.

13 comments:

  1. lmao maybe he's figured out how to get Julius in trouble ;)

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  2. That Tristan! What a funny post!

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  3. Ditto Kathy :)

    He's figured out how to flip the cards in his favor!

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  4. Ha! You're not alone - the voices come early. My kid has a Fairy who tells her to do all kinds of stuff. She'll come over and do some kind of performance and be all "my fairy just taught me that!"

    It gets really creepy.

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  5. My youngest sometimes obeys my oldest when she's nowhere around.

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  6. More likely early onset childhood, for which nothing, no matter how insane, is abnormal.

    Enjoy, it passes far too quickly.

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  7. I agree, I think he's trying to get Julius back. :)

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  8. I agree with Kathy, looks like someone just wised up. :)

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  9. How to freak your mom out in one easy lesson.

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  10. Little devil! LOL! He's worked out how to capitalise on his brother getting him into trouble in the past!

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  11. Have you watched ABC's sitcom "The Middle" ? Tristan reminds me of Brick, sorta...not exactly, but sorta. lol! Tristan has certainly learned how to use his brother to deflect blame...very brilliantly, too!

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