Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's all coming back to haunt me

Keenin and Reese have a tendency to mumble sometimes, or just speak really quietly, and I often have to prompt them to speak up.  Conversely, they also have the attention span of a gnat, and so whether I may be speaking too quietly myself, or yelling at the top of my lungs, they will often still not hear what I have to say.  So, in those cases where I have to repeat myself several times, I'll sometimes tease them and say, "Geez, do I need to buy you a hearing aid?"

Today, Reese came up with her own zing.  She asked me a question and I said, "What?"  She asked it again, just as quietly as before, and I had to say, "What?" again.  Finally, she asked it a third time and I heard her and was able to answer it.  Afterwards, however, she proceeded to roll her eyes and say, "Geez, do I need to buy you elephant ears?"