Since Conal hasn’t been the most talkative child, I haven’t paid the closest attention to what I say around him. As I learned earlier today, I should.

I had to change his diaper this afternoon and I wasn’t expecting it to be so . . . full. As I opened the diaper, I said a surprised little, “Oh, jeez, Conal!”

And it was repeated right back to me. Over and over. And then it was changed up: “Oh, jeez, Mama!” Over and over. Then back to the original.

Yes, lesson learned: I’ll be watching what I say from now on.