Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Family Conversation at Last!

Tonight was a milestone in our household - our very first dinner where all of us (well, us and the two oldest boys) participated in a full-fledged conversation. Typically, our "family conversations" go something like this:

Hubby: Boys, how was your day at school today? What did you learn about?

Boy #1, age 4: It was great! We went on the playground.

Boy #2, age 3: Playground - lalalalalalalla! (opens mouth to display food for all parties at the table to see) We play cars on playground - lalalalalal (more food display)

Boy #1 (laughing):
HAHAHAAHAHH! I SEE YOUR FOOD!!!! Mommy! Drew's not eating like a gentleman. Nobody wants to see your food in your mouth, Drew!

Boy #2: Lookit my food on the table, Cade! (spits food out)

Me: Drew! That's enough! That's time out for you - please leave the table and I will call you in three minutes.

Dinner concludes.

But tonight, all four of us managed to communicate on a singular topic. It went like this:

Me: Honey - I was in the Best Buy shopping center today so I thought I would stop by and pick up that Guitar Hero III game you saw in the paper on Sunday for $20. I wanted to surprise you, bu they were sold out. I was totally bummed.

Boy#1: Daddy already get Guitar Hero!

Me (surprised): Oh, really? When?

Boy #1: When we went to look at TV's!

Me (surprised again): Oh, really?

Boy #2: It doesn't work with our guitar!

Me (suspiciously): Oh, really?

Hubby (sheepishly): Yeah. It turns out that you can use Rock Band with Guitar Hero guitars, but not vice versa.

Me: So now we have the game, but no guitars to play it with?

Hubby: Pretty much.

Boy #1: Don't worry, mommy! We can just buy more guitars!

Boy #2: lalalllalalallala (opens mouth to display food). Look Cade! See my food!

Ok, so it ends the same, but look at all the progress we've made in the beginning of the conversation!


Bubbe said...

Ha! Not only progress BUT a little espionage training which come in really handy down the line!

Baby Bunching said...

This had my laughing out loud. Your kids crack me up.