conversing ≠ communicating


in the ski chalet. 

little charlie (3ish) and his parents:

dad: charlie….

charlie: ….

dad: charlie…

charlie: ….

dad: Charlie.


dad: Charlie!

charlie: [looks at dad}

dad: do you want pepperoni?

charlie: what’s pepperoni?

dad: …uh….

charlie: are there tacos?

dad: ….[scanning the menu board] do you want hot chocolate?

charlie: is there cocoa?

dad: hot chocolate and cocoa are the same thing.

charlie: can i have a bite?

dad: you can’t have a bite.  it’s cocoa.

charlie: cocoa?  …bite?

mom: [returning from bathroom] did you order?

dad: ….

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