Overheard at Panera Bread

Two children and father sitting at the next table:

“Dad, why do babies teethe?”

The father sipped his coffee a moment and thought. “Well, it provides comfort. They are in pain, and when they have something to press on it doesn’t hurt so much. Does that make sense?”

The moment of worldly wisdom passed when he pulled out the iPad and set up a game for the kids to play. He then scrolled his thumb across the screen of his smartphone. And the kids’ eyes glazed over as they pressed and pressed on the slightly larger iPad screen. And pressed.

And pressed.

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2 thoughts on “Overheard at Panera Bread

  1. Kara says:

    Well, for such a short entry, that certainly packed a punch. Very well written!

  2. Yvonne says:

    I wonder if he was trying to avoid the next question: “where do babies come from?” Smiles.

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