We all know how young children are. They have this innocent ability to just belt out any emotion, any word, any sound, at any given time. We've all either experienced that with our own children, or seen it happen to the wide eyed red faced parents that are sitting/standing/walking along with their innocent eyed child.
Here are two that I have experienced/heard through the mouth of another mommy:
1-My ACS's daughter-the one that I've written about previously.
You remember, the one that's been ostracized by her peers for being "different."
When this precious girl was just an innocent toddler, she attended my sister Derna's HS graduation. Sitting there on my lap up on the bleachers, we watched the ceremony begin. The moment of silence came too quickly for the graduates, being asked to silently reflect upon their time within their HS walls.
At that very moment, as my little cousin sat on my lap, she ripped out a sound straight from her fanny. This "sound" was so loud it could rumble the snores right out of my nephewdog Jorge. The vibration of this "said sound" caused those around us to look directly at me. After all, a sound that loud, a sound that rippling wet, couldn't have come from a toddlers fanny-so they assumed.
To this day there are a few family members that still think I was the cause of that sound.
One other moment of Toddler timing occurred with my other cousin and her young 3 year old daughter about a month or so ago:
2-Little Jean and her mommy were laying on her bed. Poor Jean had spent most of the morning in bed with a nasty little virus. For those of you with young children, you know first hand how hard it is to get a 3 year old child to stay resting in her bed while sick.
My cousin, "mommystrong," managed it wonderfully. Laying with Jean for hours, reading books, stroking her forehead, telling stories of imagination, the time past by quickly.
Not too long after that, Jean grew restless, wanting to get up and walk around her bedroom. After bounding out of bed she happened to glance out her open bedroom window, seeing her next door neighbor out and about, she stuck her face out the window:
"HIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!" She belts out the window to the neighbor, "HOW ARE YOU????????!!!!!!!!
Seems harmless right? Sure, anytime but that time it would have been adorable!!
However, what this precious Jean didn't realize, was at that very moment she decided to send her happy salutations, the neighbor was walking alongside her deceased husband who was now covered with a sheet on a stretcher. At that very moment that Jean was sending her happy greetings, the elderly neighbor was walking towards the coroners van to deliver her husband to the funeral home. Sadly to say her husband had passed away at home, losing the battle with Alzheimer's disease.
You can imagine how "mommystrong" felt, watching all of this unfold.
Jean didn't know any better-she's not supposed to. She's only 3.
Such is the same when my little cousin gassed out a song from her fanny while on my lap. How was she supposed to know what the "moment of silence" actually meant?
Try telling a young child to hold it in.
They're only young children. Innocent and unaware of the reality of this world.
Makes me think.......................
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What have you experienced through the timing of a toddler?