I continue to chatter as I learn more about this place.
The Constant Chatter Four
I’ve got teeth, I’ve got teeth, I have, I have, Really I’m not kidding, come and see – look look! Mommy said I have three, but you can only see two – she says the other one is almost through my gum though. That’s what all the pain was about when I thought that I had an evil spirit in my head. That’s pretty funny isn’t it? I wonder if I’m going to be the kind of guy who’s always saying crazy things like that? I guess I’ll have to be the one who decides that, won’t I? – pretty heavy stuff to be getting into yet, wouldn’t you say? I think I should concentrate on learning to walk and getting to speak a word or two of this language thing . I guess I should try saying something like “mommy” and “daddy” first – I think that would make them feel good – don’t you? You have to be smart and flatter them a bit, I’ll probably be wanting the car when I’m sixteen! Man though, this English is tough, maybe I should have been born in France or Italy – nay don’t think so – bit too late for that now anyway. I’ll learn this stuff somehow even with all these words that sound alike but mean something completely different. Why the other day a strange man was here (don’t ask me why he was strange, he looked fine to me) and he referred to Ike as daddy’s son, and I thought, MAN! Daddy must be important, he’s got his own SUN! I should have known there was something wrong though, because Ike sure don’t look the part!
Everybody is talking about Summer being over, whatever that means. I think it has something to do with the weather and the days and nights, because daddy said last evening that it was getting cold, and mommy said “well, Summer is over now, the days are getting shorter and the nights longer“. I was thinking that a person could learn a lot around here if he’d listen instead of chattering all the time. I think I must be related to old Josh Snow, they says he could never shut up at all! There’s something else that people are talking about too, something called school, which is supposed to open next week. I don’t know much about it yet but it’s got something called teachers. I don’t think that I have to go though because mommy hasn’t mentioned it. I know that Ike is not happy about having to go back, though I can’t remember him going before – funny I thought you lose your memory on the other end of life, not this one. Nath’s going too this year but I know he hasn’t been there before because he’s all excited. Mommy says that he’ll only be going for a half day this year, and I’m here thinking, “he’s not going to learn much that way”! Now where did that thought come from? Daddy had a talk with Ike last night, seems he’s going to have to bring his marks up this year. I think I might go into medicine when I grow up – Dr. Max – got a nice ring to it don’t you think? Of course I could always be an atheist – not that I know what that means, but I heard grandpa talking about all the atheists at the Universities telling the young people that we came from apes, instead of teaching them about God – and making tons of money doing it. Yes, money seems to be the big thing around here. Funny though, when he mentioned God, I started get this warm feeling of being loved- like when mommy hugs me only more than that – like a memory of a beautiful place and many many friends. I get these flashes sometimes too – almost like I’m remembering —-
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