Monday, August 06, 2007

The Kid Is Alright

Last night, while we were driving to my mother's, I was listening to All Things Considered. I enjoy that show but rarely get to hear it because I'm usually at home when it's on, wrangling babies. If there's one thing I know, it's that trying to listen to NPR while small children are around is a Very Bad Idea.

Last night, though, the kids were quiet for an entire five minutes and I got to listen to the story on Congress and the Senate's approval of the FISA bill. The host was talking about the bill a bit. Uncharacteristically for me, I wasn't swearing or throwing things at the radio. I just listened. Apparently, so did O. The report ended and she said, "Pfft. And here I thought America was a free country. Now they're going to be able to read emails and listen to phone conversations whenever they want."

I love my kid. I love that she got it, that I didn't have to explain anything to her, that she listened and drew her own conclusion on the report.


Cat, Galloping said...

fabulous watching your kids turn into actual people, huh?!

Beck said...

It's neat when their little brains suddenly click and they start drawing these grown-up conclusions!
I used to have CBC (the Canadian equivalent to NPR) on in the background all day, but stopped when I realized how much my kids were listening.

motherbumper said...

That is awesome, you are raising one smart and open-minded kid who can form her own opinions which is one major accomplishment.