Thursday, October 28, 2010

Boy Talk




"Watch ya thinking?" I ask.

Jack pops a pretzel in his mouth, crunches it. "Nuffin."

"Wow. Nothing?" I raise my eyebrows, "HOW do you do THAT?"

"I dunno. Just," he shakes his head, opens both eyes wide, "like this," little boy stares at a plant across the room, crunches another pretzel.

"That's all? Just like that?"

He pauses, cocks his head, "Momma," he says, "ya have to not talk."

A smile tugs at the corners of my mouth, "Oh."

I pass him another pretzel, pick one with lots of salt. We crunch them together and watch my house plant grow.

7 comments:

Goat said...

I love it. Nothing. Should be easier with no noise. not distractions. If only I could turn off my busy brain hahaha.

How nice to enjoy silence with your son.

Nona Yerbiznus said...

Does Jack give lessons?

Michelle G said...

See and all these years I suspected my kids were ignoring me...they were just too busy thinking about "nuffin" :)
Out of the mouths of babes :)
Wisdom beyond years!

julie said...

This is so sweet. I love the little nuggets of "wisdom" kids offer. They say the most surprising things.

The Lochheads said...

Precious. :)

Adina Schenkenberger said...

Sons. :) They help us understand our husbands better.

Amy in Peru said...

that is AWESOME!

so perfectly male and wonderful and...

awesome! ;)

amy in peru