Talking with one of my sons the other day, I managed to make a conversational leap from point A to point E with nary a pause in between. This was such a huge leap, even I noticed. He didn’t bat an eye. Which I found rather disconcerting. Are my kids resigned to my spouting apparent nonsense or do they actually follow me? Either option is disturbing – so much so that I questioned him.
“Did you follow that?”
“Did it bother you?”
Hmm… Option # 1 – he’s resigned. Feeling defensive (and a little foolish) I carefully explained how I got from A to E.
He nodded thoughtfully. “That’s good, Mom. As long as you can to make the association between each point, you’re okay.”
Somewhat reassuring. He (they?) think I’m okay.
Personally, I think my occasional conversational leaps are due to a brain that functions at warp speed – which is a sign of mental prowess. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. If you can’t follow me? Make your own leap – one of faith – and assume I know where I’m going. I always get there – although sometimes I have to backtrack for the sake of others.
Speaking of which, weather permitting, I’m going away for a few days. You may notice a lack of witty and intelligent comments on your blogs. Or not. I’ll catch up upon my return.
photo credit: google images (with some not-so-well-done changes by me…)