Five seconds

Two Christmases ago, my sweet little brother and his future wifey purchased some animals from a “Build-A-Bear” type establishment.  They were cute. They had cute outfits. They had cute backpacks to keep them in. They even had cute recorded voice boxes that said “Merry Christmas *insert kids name*, From Uncle S and Aunt R”.
It took my children less than one week to remove the little voice box gizmo, flip the switch from “Play” to “Record” and overwrite the sweet Christmas message.  They know have about 5 seconds worth of gibberish recorded on them.
I wondered who decided that 5 seconds was the right amount of time for a message.   It took my brother and lil wifey forever to get those three messages recorded in those precious 5 seconds.
I have recently determined that they were geniuses.  Apparently they knew that 5 seconds is the exact about of time children can HEAR what is being said before their ears turn off!
I have my children’s undivided attention for 5 seconds.  Speak fast, speak clearly, look them in the eyes.  You have 5 seconds mom… make it count.

One thought on “Five seconds

  1. Laurie Harley says:

    Oh my goodness… i can *so* relate to this. All day i felt like i was talking to myself. I’d grab their attention for just a few seconds, and then they were off in lala land. I wanna go there. =)

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