I even see it now with my minis. Even though they are small, our trips to and from school and jaunts around town produce some of our best dialogs... No crazy questions have been asked yet, but I know they will come soon enough... I hear more about their school day in the 10 minute drive home then I do all day. They express their "thinks" and wishes, their hopes and dreams.
Part of it I think is that its just us. We have no other distractions. The phone's not ringing, the TV isn't on, I am not doing 10 million things at once. It's just us and our voices to keep us entertained. I have stopped letting the DVD player entertain the minis unless I just need to decompress and need that SILENCE or if its a long car ride.
Tonight as we were heading home from ice cream, Madison piped up from the backseat and we all listened as she described what she was going to be when she grew up.
Mad: Mommy? Workers know everything.Jason and I shared a look and just smiled. These are the moments we will never forget. They are fleeting and go way too fast. It's funny how somedays never seem to end, yet when I look back they are really over in a blink of the eye.... It's sad really...
Me: The do? What kind of workers?
Mad: You know, workers. They know how it all works. Whens I get biggest I am gonna be a worker.
Me: You are? What kind of worker are you gonna be?
Mad: I'm gonna be the girl kind of worker. The girl worker that builds houses! Just girls houses dough. NOT boy worker houses. BUT... Maybe when I grow up I not gonna be a worker. I'm just gonna get married. I fink. Yeah. Just gonna get married.
Me: Really? Well who are you gonna marry?
Mad: Moooommmy! I'm just gonna marry daddy! He's my daddy you know. You just have to marry someone else. Ok?