Our family has been watching the Olympics each evening, and nearly every night we see the same commercial.
The very last scene of the commercial shows a very illuminated scene in Beijing, possibly some sort of festival in the street. Anyway, each time we see the commercial our nearly 3 year old son says "Wow that looks fun... what is that?" and we reply "it's China!".
We were coming back into town last weekend and the sun had already set. We approached the small, rural fair that graces the community with its presence each fall, and it was very well illuminated.
Our dear son then says "Mommy, is that China?"
It reminded me that he is listening. He is paying attention to what we say. It may not always look that way, but our words do have an impact.
When our laughter subsided, we explained the fair was indeed not China, but maybe we can go to China someday!