Overheard, with an update.

Ava: We need to remember to lock all the doors when we leave. There have been a lot of burglaries in town lately.

Bec: What?! How do you know that?

Ava: I read it in the news.

Bec: You read the news?

Ava (patiently, but with a tone that indicates she finds her mother rather dense): Well, yes, Mom. I read the newspaper every morning.

I should add that this conversation was of note because I’ve been rather worried about this as well. Someone has been breaking in to homes while residents sleep inside, which isn’t exactly a comforting thought when you’re up with a newborn at 2 am. Every little noise raises alarm, especially when you spend roughly four hours a day watching Criminal Minds.

However, I just logged onto the local news site and discovered there’s been an arrest in the case. I shared this with Ava, thinking it might put her little mind at ease, too. Olivia overheard our exchange, and asked if the man would be in jail forever.

Ava responded, “No, just until he learns you can’t burgle.”

8 responses to this post.

  1. Ava is hilarious! Does she really read the newspaper every morning?

  2. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on August 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I love the Overheard chapters of the blog!

  3. Posted by Doug Smith on August 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I am bursting with pride that my seven-year-old granddaughter is so smart and precocious! Please tell Ava I said that.

  4. Posted by Laugh at Jessie on August 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    This is just awesome…

  5. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on August 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    After thinking about this, I’m guessing Ava reads the paper while she is drinking her decaf coffee. (See one of your previous Overheard posts.)

  6. Posted by Laura on August 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Ava is so precocious for multiple reasons, but this is the one I’m most impressed by: burgle is really a word, and an awesome one at that.

  7. Posted by Doug Smith on August 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    A woman at Ervin and Smith had her car stolen out her closed garage 4 weeks ago. The thief used some kind of universal garage door opener. She assumed with the door down, the garage was secure and left her keys in the car with the door to the house unlocked. So beware, people are breaking into garages using this technology and then can walk into your house with no problem . . . !

  8. Posted by Rebecca on August 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks, everyone! I did share these kind comments with Ava, and she admitted that she only reads the front page of the paper, not the whole thing…

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