Tonight as I was putting my 11 year old to bed, I had to keep clearing my throat, as I've just gotten over a cold, and it always seems to linger on my vocal cords (chords?). I commented that it's like there is something sitting on them.
"Are the vocal cords the two long lines on the outside of the neck?" he asked.
Have you ever prepared a great unit study on a book you read to your kids, like Little House on the Prairie? You've got it all planned - you will make a corncob doll, build a little covered wagon, create a salt dough map of the US with their travel route on it, and then memorize the words for one of Pa's songs.
It took hours, bu you have all the supplies you need, including printed instructions and everything is laid out and ready to go.