I love the things kids say. Sometimes words of wisdom. Sometimes self-revelation. Sometimes they just make me laugh. Here’s a ‘new’ one from Shannon:
She woke up very early Sunday morning. “Grandma, can I watch cartoons?”
“Can I watch a movie?”
“No movies. No TV.” Her access to the tube is controlled and limited.
“Can you turn on some music?”
No, Shannon. I don’t have time to find a station.” I needed to put together a big bowl of potato salad for a Father’s Day Barbeque after church and I knew it would take most of the time I had left for getting it and myself ready to go.
“Don’t you like silence,” I asked her.
“Is that why you talk all the time? To fill the air with noise?”
Mystery solved. Now I know why there is non-stop chatter from the time she wakes up until the time she falls asleep. The only time it stops is when she is watching a TV program she’s interested in. Other programs or even music don’t really stop the talking. Her mind works a-mile-a-minute and there is no filter between her brain and her mouth. If she thinks it she says it. <Big sigh.>
Today I told her mother about my discovery.
“Oh, yes,” she laughed. “I know that. We’ve had that discussion before.”
It appears there really is nothing new under the sun — not even Nonni’s ‘new’ discovery.