I made a quick phone call tonight - in fact, I didn't even get to talk with my friend, I simply left a message on her answering machine.
Half an hour later I went into the playroom to get Colin for bedtime. He looked up with big eyes and let me know he wasn't quite ready, that he was talking on the phone. Holding the receiver to his ear, this is what he said:
"Hello, it's Colin. Please give me a call at 519-***-****. Talk to you later. Bye."
Yes. He repeated my message virtually verbatim, including our telephone number. I was astonished and reminded yet again that little ears are listening to every word!