September 27, 2006

I Forgot

How many questions a three year old can ask...and how great their curiosity.

I was babysitting for the 3 MONTH old of a friend; she was feeling ill, and wanted a rest...and when her three year old came bounding into our house asking for tea.

Yep tea. Not quite the request I would think of from a three year old, but I made it for him, and had him stay as well.

For 1 1/2 hours that child talked non-stop. Don't tell me girls are more verbal than boys; this child could have out talked a myna bird.

What is this? What's that? Why do you? Is? When? Who? Where?

He would have been great in a journalism class; what are the questions every good reporter should ask? Watch a three year old for ten minutes and you'll know.

Anyway...the baby was pretty cute; spent about 20 minutes in my arms and then went into the stroller so I could make tea and find stuff for his big brother.

Not to mention answer questions (okay, to be fair I could and did do that with the baby in my arms.)

An then the dad came home, trailing the other two with him (yep, four kids, all under four btw). y house is quieter...

but a whole lot messier.


Posted by Rachel Ann at September 27, 2006 03:10 PM | TrackBack

Hey you got to practice being a grandma!! Great! We also got to see our grandbabies for a brief spell yesterday...happens so very infrequently!! But we enjoyed the minutes we had.

Posted by: Elizabeth at September 27, 2006 07:21 PM

Yep, Rachel Ann, that's what 'tea' does. Creates a special time for communication. What disappoints me is I see child-adult tea scenarios at the neighbours, on sit-coms, and even in child-rearing shows and I am quite annoyed. Out comes a fine little tea set, but all that gets poured and passed around is 'air'. Pouring and sipping 'air' is a dirty trick and it certainly doesn't promote conversation - at least not the way 'tea' does. Kids just know tea is serious business and once the tea is poured, you have to talk.

Posted by: Roberta S at October 1, 2006 05:16 PM
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