Our house is not always very sociable. We have too many ways of getting on the internet, and that's not to mention all the games consoles. Going out is often not much better. Faced with grown up conversation my children tend to retreat behind a DS and an iTouch. Apart from Smiley of course. Tonight she is in respite. With nothing planned I offered to bring Angel and CD out to dinner at their favourite eatery (of course!).
So off we went, armed with aforementioned DS, iTouch and the iPad. I wasn't expecting much. A chance to make CD walk somewhere - pizza works so well as a bribe. Food cooked, served and cleared by someone else. But we arrived, sat down, and Angel started to talk. About school, the summer exams, the summer holidays, tattoos, gymnastics, all the usual stuff. And before long, we had a three-way conversation going - just like normal people. Or maybe not.
Giant pizzas were ordered by my children, but luckily leftovers can be taken home. So guess how Angel prevented DS-playing on the way home?
|'We have ways of making you talk'|
Here are some samples of the conversation on the way home...and I'm not telling you who said what.
What kind of school do you go to anyway?
Then he came back as a flying Koala.
That's a wonky wall.
I'm the pizza delivery guy.
I haven't been outside all day.
All these resulted in shrieks of laughter. Draw your own conclusions.