My stepson is a very bright kid but he doesn’t always listen. I’m convinced it’s because he doesn’t even hear us right the first time, not because he isn’t obeying.
I now have proof he doesn’t really hear us. Here’s this morning’s conversation: (There are no lapses or pauses.)
J: There’s almost a full moon!
Me: Yes, do you know how often we have a full moon?
J: How often?
Me: Every 28 days. (Which isn’t actually right, I know.)
J: EVERY 20 YEARS!?
Me: No, every 28 DAYS.
Me: So, how often do we have a full moon?
J: Every 25 days.
The doctors say his hearing is fine. His teacher is going to have fun with him this year!