Children might play contentedly in a room by themselves. Sometimes silently, or quietly humming. I DID say SOMETIMES.
However, once a parent walks into the room, their mouths fall open, and like a nestful of baby robins, they begin to peep all at once.
They may ask questions. Sing a new song they have just written in their heads (maybe still writing in their heads). Make a lengthy proclamation. Or all three in one breath.
We are traveling this weekend, therefore, we are staying in a hotel room with one bathroom. Sometimes our bathroom activities overlap (NO not in a nasty or extremely invasive way). My daughter is taking a bath and humming and I enter the bathroom to dry my hair.
I turn on the hairdryer. The robin peeps.
“Mama, what would flour and milk and water together taste like?
“Mama, was Hermoine wearing a wig during the first Harry Potter movie?
“Mama, does all of that stuff you put in your hair do anything?”
And those are only the questions I could hear over the hair dryer.
I'm not much in the mood for conversation this early. I turn off the dryer, head to the laptop, and record this for posterity.