Not having been around infants for a while I had forgotten some of the interesting things they do. Lilah is helping me remember. Every three hours you can count on Lilah to let me know she’s hungry. She doesn’t just cry she screams.
I started thinking about how life would be if we all screamed when we were hungry. Imagine what suppertime would be like. The children would all be in the kitchen setting the table screaming as they do it. Mom would be finishing up supper screaming as loud as the children. Dad would walk in the door after work screaming louder than everyone.
In the summer you would hear all your neighbors screaming unless you had a noisy air conditioner. Restaurants would be brimming with folks sitting at their tables screaming. Ear plug companies would be making millions even in this economy.
And what about the person who never screams. You would know they pig out on food all the time and you would know if people were skinny they were bulimic. You wouldn’t be able to hide it.
Imagine not being hungry at breakfast and attending an early morning business meeting. Suddenly you are starving and of course screaming. There’s no food. You have to leave the meeting. You’re fired for not eating breakfast.
Wow, I guess I really am overtired. I’d better go to bed.