Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sound of silence

Hubs and I took the boys out to dinner the other night.

A rarity during football season but the game wasn't until Saturday.

R8 has been asking to go eat at Olive Garden for the past few weeks. So we finally went.

Once we were all in the car and on our way, R3 starts to sing happy birthday to himself. His birthday is in January. So I don't really know where this came from but I went with it.

He proceeds to sing ALL-THE-WAY to the restaurant.

Then once we were there he talked the entire time. The whole time we waited, all through dinner, and on the way back out to the car.

He never stopped, not once.

He sang, asked questions, and even did a little mini dance in booth seat. Very entertaining for the three old ladies sitting next to us. They told us he was precious!

By the time we made it to the parking lot, my ears were ringing. I don't know if it was from R3 jabbering the entire time. Or from the noise of the restaurant or just me PMSing...I'm just sayin'.

Don't get me wrong, I love the sound of my three year old singing and talking. I really do.

We finally pulled out of the parking lot and I had had enough. I instilled a "no talking zone" on the way home.

Now the ride from Olive Garden home would have normally taken about 12.8 minutes but we had to stop and get gas in the SUV.

So on our way, I tried to convince R3 that this section of the road was a no talking zone. Not one sound. This would have worked great had Hubs not argued back and forth with him about being quiet.

I finally stepped in and calmly shouted at Hubs if he would quit answering his statements on why he couldn't be quiet, he would finally be quiet.

From that point on there was not one sound in the car. It was blissful. Blissfully I tell you. Silent music to my ears.

I never knew all three of my boys could be that quiet all at the same time.

Because let me just say the apple didn't fall far from the tree where R3 is concerned. Hubs can talk. His own family tells him to "take a breath" when we are all together.

Maybe instead of a no talking zone, I should just invest in some ear plugs.

Hmmm....wonder if the ENT could make me a set of ear plugs to fit my ears just like the boys had after they had their tubes put in?


Jules from "The Roost" said...

Raising 3 girls I thought my house was loud. Good to know there are boy households that are the same. :)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that you would say that Hubs can talk!!! He's just like the rest of us!!!!! K muxt have been on the same wavelength as R3 because she has also been singing "Happy birthday to Me"!!!!!