By speechless - United States
Today, I have laryngitis and can’t speak at all. I went to make myself some breakfast and my mom kept asking me questions, to which I replied with nods and head shakes. She said, in a condescending voice, that I need to use my “big girl words” and will keep using her “baby voice” until I do so. FML
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  Virids  |  13

Laryngitis isn't very contagious. The most contagious period is when the affected person has a fever.

Would be wierd if they both got laryngitis, all you'd be able to do is write and nod to eachother.

By  sparx1_1  |  12

A normal person would have gargled through a couple of words, written a note or done something to communicate there was an issue, rather than waiting for mom to get offended at your rude behaviour.

  sparx1_1  |  12

When you still lived at home did your mom feel your forehead and check to see if you were well every day? Or, did you act like an adult and tell her you weren't feeling well. Parents aren't psychic. Unless OP is a toddler, there is no reason to assume mom would automatically figure it out or be ok with the silent treatment with no explanation.

  Lua96  |  6

Maybe my brain works in weird ways, but if someone who normally talks with me suddenly only replied with gestures like nodding and head-shaking, my first guess would be "Oh, seems like they can't talk today" instead of "Oh, they suddenly decided to be rude and childish for no reason!"