I’ve had too many occurrences over the years, and I think it’s time to wonder out loud. Well, via blog, so not really out loud unless you’re reading this out loud, but you get the idea. At first I thought Jack was reading my mind. Of course moms and sons have a deep connection… well, moms and their kids in general I’m assuming. So maybe this is just a matter of knowing someone so well, and having created them (!), that you go beyond finishing each other’s sentences…you now finish their unspoken thoughts.
Then I started to believe that I was reading Jack’s thoughts because of the nature of the circumstances. Maybe it’s both. Let me know what you think, especially moms that have experienced it before.
First, we refer to my recent post about the 5 senses. This really happened so Jack definitely picked up on something I was thinking.
Then we have the few examples that stand out in my mind.
me: (Suddenly thinking about the color blue…why? I do not know.)
Jack: Mom, my favorite favorite color is BLUE! I just changed it from yellow this very second.
me: (sudden craving for cheese…like vicious!)
Jack: Oh I really want a snack of cheese mom…can you get it??
me: Jack, I was totally just thinking of cheese. Did you read my mind?
Jack: No, I just want cheese.
me: (Thinking: If Jack doesn’t want to finish those veggies I’m tossing them out) Hey Jack, are you done with these vegetables?
Jack: No! I want to finish them. (pause) Were you about to throw them out or something?
me: What makes you ask that?
Jack: I just thought it, that’s all.
There are tons other times that this has happened, so maybe it’s just part of being a parent. It’s just very funny when you realize that one of you knows exactly what the other is thinking.