From the title of this post you may think I’m referring to the type of talk that makes your granny blush, or turns the air blue. But this is not the case. What I’m referring to is the lost art of a normal conversation between two parents that doesn’t revolve around the number and /or consistency of dirty nappies produced that day.
Mr N and I regularly find our evening conversations punctuated with such highlights as the nuances of CBeebies characters, for example:
Me: The Wattingers actually made an appearance on In the Night Garden today
Mr N: Were the Pontepines on holiday or something?
Me: Possibly. And they’ve put that irritating Rhyme Rocket back on in the mornings.
Mr N: Oh dear, at least there’s some Timmy Time recorded on Sky Plus that you can put on instead.
This is usually followed by an in-depth assessment of what Toddler and Tiddler have been up to, what they had for lunch, what games they played, if Tiddler has done anything new, or if Toddler has said anything funny. This is good I know, it’s nice for Daddy to know what his little cherubs are doing and how they’re progressing, and don’t get me wrong, I love talking about my kids, they’re generally all I talk about with other parents! If Mr N and I aren’t talking about the kids, then it’s usually about bills, food or sport.
But sometimes, just sometimes, a little non-child conversation is nice, even if it is about football!
Does anyone else suffer from child-related conversation overload?