I’ll just let you know, it’s late and I’ve had little sleep these past few days and so I’m teetering on the edge of delirium. If this post goes sideways, you’ll at least know why!
This week we had visitors — three little girls who stayed for 5 days (ages 3, 7 and 9). These little visitors just happen to be good friends with my girls and so they played non-stop and full-tilt every chance they had.
Because I’m taking statistics right now (and getting ready to write my midterm — feel free to cross your fingers on my behalf!), I’ll give you some fast facts: the median age of females in our house was 8. My age (35) is an outlier and so we could exclude it from any further calculations, as it tends to skew our data. If we do so, the mean age of females was 7.33 years.
No matter what calculations I do though, there just doesn’t seem to be any explanation as to why little girls prolifically and prolongedly scream (and oh, please don’t tell my English prof I just wrote ‘prolongedly’ — I know it’s not a word, I just can’t think of anything better right now and I’m too tired to look for alternatives).
So, back to the screaming, do you know why they do it? It is some sort of overload or misfire on the X chromosome that occurs when they congregate? I think if it is, we must gradually grow out of it. Or at least I hope to goodness we do. Packs of screaming women would get really old, really fast.
The visiting little girls have gone home now and our house is quiet once again and so I find myself able to concentrate and I’ve even got some free time happening.
I’m still pondering why little girls scream though. Any ideas?