Overheard at dinner Chez Cowfam last evening…
E: Okay guys, we're going to play a game. It's called the Listening Game.
J: How about we play the Eating Game?
E: No. This is called the Listening Game, and I'll tell you how it works. So. You close your eyes - and you can put your hands over your eyes if you want, like this - and you have to be very quiet…
M: This game is awesome.
E: …quiet, mama…
M: Oh, sorry.
E: …and you listen.
J: Maybe you can eat while we're listening.
E: I can still hear talking...
M: Yeah, dada. Geez.
E: I can still hear talking…
…silence…sweet, blessed Baby Jesus silence...
E: Goooooood, guys. Okay, open your eyes. Now. What sounds did you hear?
J: I could hear your chair moving -
E: Well, my chair wasn't moving.
J: Well, I could hear it. And -
E: No. You couldn't.
J: And I could hear the fish tank bubbling.
E: Yes! Good!
M: I could hear cars outside.
E: Yes! Good, mama!
M: What did you hear?
E: Oh, I wasn't listening.