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While other kids have imaginary friends

7 January 2008

My 2.5yo son, Sean, walked up to me one day and said,

“Hey mum! Did you hear that? Listen carefully! That sound!”

“Hear what? I don’t hear anything.”

“You have to listen carefully mum! Hear it? There it goes again! My stomach! IT’S TALKING! My stomach is making so much noise I can’t believe it!”

“Hmm, oh really? I can’t hear it. What is it saying?”

“It’s saying… hang on, wait a second, let me try to hear it again…. It’s saying eeer eeerrrr errrrrrr.”

“Sean are you hungry?”

Sean opens his eyes and gasps in surprise. “YOU’RE RIGHT MUM! You can understand my stomach! That’s amazing mum!”

Is it just me, or does he sound like he’s mocking me?