Well, I probably should get some practice at it but, but I don't often get that feeling that I need somebody to talk to. Perhaps its because I have many online conversations each day anyway.
The second reason I don't think I need any more conversation with other people is because I'm all talked out by 5pm. Aaron and Adrian talk non stop from the moment they wake up. If they're not talking to each other, they are talking to one of us. If they're not talking to one of us, they are talking to themselves or one of their toys. If we're out an about, they try to make conversation with the people we interact with.
I try to be present but I'll admit that I'm not always there. They want my opinion on everything! What do you think of a dinosaur with a laser? Would you like to drive a dump truck or an excavator? Who do you think will win, Batman or Spiderman? Is Batman a real super-hero?
Its not all bad. As long as I get a break every now and then to engage in some of that online conversation I mentioned above, I can laugh through it all. They do say some funny things!
Today, as we drove past a cemetery this is what the conversation was like...
Adrian : Thats where dead people live.
Aaron : So, is that where you're going to live soon?
Me : Hopefully not too soon.
Aaron : Yes, I don't want you to die yet. Maybe in 2015. (WHAT?)
Me : Aaron, thats in 2 years!
Aaron : No, its not 2 years. Its 3 years. (Yes, he corrected my addition!)
Me : Whatever it is, I want you to cremate me, that means burn me, and then keep me in your house.
Aaron : Do we need to get dry sticks or firewood or something?
Adrian : Definitely, we need sticks. ('Definitely', appears to be Adrian's favourite word this week.)
The two of them really crack me up. I was mostly distracted for that conversation about where the dead live because I had to concentrate but the more you get into a conversation with them, the more you see the inner workings of their minds and the funnier/cuter it is.
I think I might actually get jealous if the two of them got stuck into conversations with each other and purposely left me out of it.