Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Top quality chat

Grit has another tip-top quality chat day with Jol.

In fact Grit and Jol are now so faultlessly streamlined - a bit like a professional bobsleigh team - that we could pair up and chat for England in a chit-chat competition. We can negotiate twenty different subjects simultaneously, navigate difficult bits with grace and chat at 150 words per minute with ne'er a second lost in transition from talker to talker. We even make space for inbreaths, irritating children, raucous laughter, thigh slapping and tea sipping. How professional is that?

I think it is very important, all this chit chat. I have come to the conclusion that in many places and moments people are lonely, and in that respect the home educating experience can bring as much loneliness as any place else - say in a room full of people, on a beach, in a car park, or where you might live, surrounded by trees. And even though you might love people, beaches, cars and trees very much, sometimes it is relieving to be able to do nothing more than chat and chat and chat about nothing and everything all at the same time, and be both listener and speaker and hearer and talker.

And it is just as well I don't see Jol everyday, because if I did, this blog probably wouldn't need to exist.

9 comments:

Brad said...

Well you have been on such a lucky streak for quite sometime now. You do have to accept the occasional bad day. Buck up.

Casdok said...

You cant beat tip-top quality chat!! :)

dragon boy said...

how wonderfully put and i'm so glad that you have a wonderful friend.x

the mother of this lot said...

Glad you had a good day!

Kelly Jene said...

She sounds like a lovely sort. It is a lonely world sometimes. I actually felt envy reading about your chat.

I'm glad you had a good time!

Potty Mummy said...

...and wouldn't that be a shame for the rest of us?

Could do with some top quality chit chat myself - but am with my in-laws. Oh well, next week will have to do...

Lynn said...

Jol sounds just the tonic;-))
Glad you have had a good day xx

Pig in the Kitchen said...

I think chit-chat is probably Mother's 21st century Little Helper. Although a G&T doesn't go amiss sometimes...
Pigx

Grit said...

thank you so much all for the kind comments.

grit will probably be back to normal soon...

she's just pouring herself another night cap.