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Telephone

Posted in 30-day vegan cleanse by stuffsoup on March 4, 2010

Do you remember the game called telephone? Where the first person in a line whispers something to the next who tries to say the same thing to the next and so on and so on down the row until the last person says what they heard. Sometimes they said the same thing that was originally said, but often something got lost in translation and came out pretty funny. We played telephone at the dinner table tonight using simple words (the kids are 2 and 4 – at least for a little bit yet) and the giggles came even in the whispering and the attempts not to blurt out the word for all to hear (by the kids, not the grown ups :)).

I wonder how much gets lost in translation every day even from the first person. With email, texting, or other typed communication not being able to evoke the kind of emotion that is intended with the words, sometimes there are misunderstandings. Even when people are in the same place, tone can be misinterpreted or words misconstrued. Say nothing and that silence may even be misread. Seems it would be good to check once in a while to see if the message sent is the same as the message received.

Day 14 – on hand

Breakfast – 2 gluten-free waffles with agave and berries

After-workout snack – handful of almonds and cup of rice milk

Lunch – 1/4 pound of nutty quinoa salad and 2 rice cakes with hummus

Snack – gs apple with peanut-butter-almond-milk dip

Dinner – lentil soup over brown rice

Good, better, best. Today was filled with many good little things… a walk in the spring-like weather, holding hands, a nap, a shower, a workout, and many kisses on the cheek.

Watching the wheels turn in the kids’ heads while trying to pick up the subtleties of communicating and the rules of the game at dinner was worth many giggles tonight and giggles are good.

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