Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Iris has taken up recreational eavesdropping in a big way. The other day the Sober Husband and I had a long conversation in the shower, which had always been the best place to talk openly, as the children are rather bath-averse, but when I opened the door, Iris said accusatorily, "I heard everything you said."

"What? I didn't even say anything bad! Did you hear the part where I said we should raise your allowance?"

"I heard it all," she said with a baleful glare.

Last night the husband and I were again talking when I suddenly raised my voice and said, "Iris, I hear you eavesdropping."

"How can you hear her eavesdropping?" the husband asked.

"She said, 'hush' to Lola."

Iris said stoutly, "I'd be stupid not to eavesdrop. I learn a lot of things." I asked her what the best thing was that she'd ever heard while eavesdropping, and she pondered. "Most interesting or best? Because most things I hear are not good."


Vodalus said...

You totally need a white-noise machine.

Amy said...

Teach her to EATSdrop and send the messages to Hedonia, lol.

Freewheel said...

I hope she puts the good stuff up on her blog.

Dread Pirate Davi said...

They say those that drop eaves never hear anything good about themselves. =)

Missy said...

My children cannot hear "Come set the table" but if we start talking about having to move because of the economy...they storm downstairs in a nanosecond.