Well, this was day two without a voice. I was only hoarse when I left school yesterday. Today my voice cut in and out, but when it was "in" it was pretty weak. This really perplexes 5-year-olds. (Can you make 'perplex' a verb?)
One little boy came into my classroom this morning and upon hearing my voice became immediately interested. He sat down at a computer near me and after a few minutes he turned to me and said (in his little gruff booming voice), "You've got hoarse crack!" (Or was it 'horse crack'? I've got no idea.) I chuckled and said, "You mean I have a hoarse voice." He looked at me like that was about the most ridiculous thing in the world and said, very emphatically, "You don't got a hoarse voice! You've got hoarse crack!!"
I think I feel worse now that I've got a diagnosis.