Loud Mouth 4 year olds!
Ever notice how a 4 year olds voice is louder than
200 adult voices? Several years ago, I returned
home from a trip just when a storm hit, with
crashing thunder and severe lightning. As I came
into my bedroom about 2 a.m., I found my two
children in bed with my wife, apparently scared
by the loud storm. I resigned myself to sleep in the
guest bedroom that night.
The next day, I talked to the children, and explained
that it was O.K. to sleep with Mom when the storm
was bad, but when I was expected home, please
don't sleep with Mom that night.
They said OK. After my next trip several weeks later,
my wife and the children picked me up in the terminal
at the appointed time. Since the plane was late,
everyone had come into the terminal to wait for my
plane's arrival, along with hundreds of other folks
waiting for their arriving passengers.
As I entered the waiting area, my son saw me, and
came running, shouting, "Hi, Dad! I've got some
As I waved back, I said loudly, "What's the good
"Nobody slept with Mommy while you were away
The airport became very quiet, as everyone in the
waiting area looked at my son, then turned to
me, and then searched the rest of the area to see
if they could figure out exactly who his Mom was.