Conversations with Cullen

I often wonder if my kids actually listen to anything I say.  I can ask them to do something 5 times before I have to yell it; then they're confused on why I'm yelling at them.  Other times, Andrew and I can be whispering a conversation to each other, and the kids (who are across the room) can hear precisely what we are saying.

I call it 'Selective Hearing.'

Other times, my words of wisdom pop up out of nowhere.  Like yesterday's conversation with Cullen.

Me:  Cullen what did you learn in school today?

Cullen:  I can't tell you.  It's a secret.

Me:  Come on Cullen.  That's not fair.  What did you learn today?

Cullen:  Well, Mom, life's not fair.

BAM!  My words of wisdom use correctly!

I couldn't have been prouder.  I chuckled at him and said, "Yes, son, you're right.  Life isn't fair."

Apparently if I use a phrase often enough, he'll remember it.  Let's just hope he doesn't remember my more colorful phrases.