‘Shhhhh’ my ten year old said in passing.
‘SHHHH!’ my fourteen year old shouted.
‘Why does everyone keep saying shhhh?’ My four year old asked calmly, somewhat perplexed.
I was not too pleased with the way her older siblings had attempted to silence her but I understood their frustration at her constant conversation.
‘Because we are watching a programme and if you are talking we cant hear’ I tried to explain.
‘So how long do I have to be quiet for?’ She asked. It was clear she wanted to comply but needed to know what she was signing up for.
‘Like an hour’ my ten year old said.
My four year old rolled her eyes; ‘How can I do that? Its not even possible!’ she blurted out surprised at what she thought was a totally unrealistic demand.
And you know what, she’s not far off. I think that even if she did succeed, I would be concerned.
100% human. This one knows her limits and is not afraid to admit them.