Thursday, August 14, 2008

You see, it was this way...

I overheard Leah talking to her friend Lydia today:

"All our carpet is wet right now. But it's drying out."
(pause)
"The problem is, there's this drain in the floor..."

And later, she told me,

"Lydia said the problem was the ice maker, but I told her it wasn't. There was a clog in the drain."

This would be the flashing red warning light that tells me two things:

SHE IS LISTENING TO EVERYTHING YOU SAY!

and also, and probably more importantly:

YOU TALK TOO MUCH.


Update: I found Ben's Thomas engine today, along with another matchbox-type car, outside on his toy lawnmower. I am inordinately relieved.

3 comments:

Noel said...

I thought you were going to be concerned that she was starting to sound like an engineer in her explanations....

That thought was probably a side-effect of using the phrase "root cause" in a number of conversations this week.

Ruth said...

what scares me, is realizing that I REMEMBER being Leah's age. So, you know, her memory is officially working.

Aaron said...

Ruth brings up a good point. Leah has officially eclipsed "pet" status. Luckily, Ben still has many dog-like qualities.