Life is full of trials and endeavours. Some have to face more severe difficulties than others, but when you find something hard, you find it hard no matter what anyone else has to face in comparison.
My daughter finds it extremely hard to stay quiet. She begins the day with the first words of her ongoing narrative and ends it seconds before she goes to sleep. She always has something to say. I am listening to her right now talking over her day to her dad on the couch while he is gamely pretending not to be watching Alan Titchmarsh on telly out of the corner of his eye. A moment of silence from her is a very rare thing. Even when she's not talking, she's singing...or crying.
Tonight we had to drive to an event and Lil Misssy decided she was going to try and not say a word until we got there. The drive was about 5 miles. Now, I wish to point out that I did not instigate this as some kind of challenge. This was purely her suggestion. But put it this way, I didn't stand in her way.
As soon as we passed the sign of the destination town, she shouted out to Indy and I, "I did it! I didn't talk the whole way!"
"Wow! That must have been the hardestthing you have ever had to do in your life" I said.
"Nope," she said quick as a flash.
"So what was?"
"The time I had to pee in that jar."*
*....I have no idea what she's talking about.