Sunday, June 1, 2008


today i felt like i was on the verge of jumping off the roof and so i conducted a little experiment.

i wondered if my very chatty children would be able to be quiet for one full minute.

so i said to them, "hey, guys! let's see how long you can be quiet! mommy wants to know if you can be quiet for a whole minute! we'll time it! let's see!"

one minute. 60 seconds. 1/60 of an hour.

and do you think they made it?

to be fair, they tried. but no, no they did not make it.

but how long do you think they lasted?

maybe you should guess.
let's make it into a game.

choose one.

my children were able to shut their traps close their mouths and stop their incessant yapping be completely silent for all of:

a. 47 seconds
b. 21 seconds
c. 13 seconds
d. 2 seconds


el said...

13. this is my guess.

we had a five minute car ride today... all of the available air time was taken with questions, questions, QUESTIONS, and questions about the questions. So not only was it loud, but i had to think of explanations... which proved to be unsatisfactory and only resulted in more questions.

can i join you in the crazy zoo?

daysgoby said...

answer b.

My life today was a sea of Mom? Mom/ Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom?

marymurtz said...

I say D.
My daughter's personal best is 3 seconds.

rents said...

They did 13 at least, right? They MUST have lasted more than 2. They are so cute, why would you want them to be quiet anyway? (kidding). gff

Gypsy at Heart said...

I'll go for broke and say 47 seconds. Seems to me like they'd try to please mommy and her odd request if only for 3/4 of the specified time. I agree with Rents, they ARE cute little boys, why? In heavens name, would you wish to shut their traps up?

zoloft mom said...

okay, you jokers. the answer is 2 seconds. 2! seconds! and really, that's being generous. it was more like one and a half seconds. murtz wins an super pack of earplugs for getting it right.

Helmet said...

I have to go with C