My daughter is a huge yenta. She will sit in the back seat of my car and quietly soak up every single word that comes out of mine and my husband’s mouths while I think she’s playing with something or listening to music.
Out of nowhere, she’ll ask, “Why are you guys fighting with grandma? Don’t you love grandma? I’m going to tell grandma you said you didn’t love her. But you love grandma #2 don’t you? ‘Coz I’m going to tell her that you love her more than grandma #1.”
This girl is dangerous. So we like to use code words. And whenever we get caught, we make up a lie that the story is about someone else and that the names just happen to rhyme.
She once greeted my mother in law with, “Why didn’t you invite my other grandma to your birthday? She cried for days.” Let me tell you, it makes for awkward family dinners. I can’t tell you how many times she told my mom that my husband thinks she’s crazy.
Recently, we had a family dinner and she told my Dad that my grandparents think it’s time for him to lose weight and to stop eating so much. He looked like he was about to cry and has since been on Nutrisystem ever since that day.
Sometimes I feel like I’m living with a host on E! who’s about to expose the whole family. The lesson learned here is that you should always remember that although you may think your kids have better things to do than to listen in on your conversations, there may be a little Perez Hilton in all of them.