Although the content of the whispers and giggles was uncertain from down the hall, CurlyLocks could hear the quiet hum drum of a conversation flowing out of TweedleDee and TweedleDo's room. The two boys settled into bed about a half an hour earlier and yet still they continued with their banter late into the evening.
CurlyLocks entered her bedroom which was adjacent to the TweedleBoys' room. She set her alarm for the early gym wake up call at 4:55am, and paused when she heard something perplexing coming from the conversation in the room next to hers. The wee little boys are toddlers and so the content was a bit surprising to say the least, but at the same time she shook her head remembering who their father was, and acknowledged also they are a species to which she cannot fully understand: they are boys.
"TweedleDee, you know your twig and berries?" shouted TweedleDo from his crib.
"My twig and berries, TweedleDo? Yes I know."
"Oh. Ok-aaaaaay." Long pause. "Can I see?"
"You want to see my twig and berries, TweedleDo?"
"Ummm... yes please!"
"See that TweedleDo. See my twig and berries?"
"Ummm... no. Where TweedleDee?"
"It's right there, TweedleDo! See it?"
"Oh, ok-aaaaaay! Thank you, TweedleDee! I not show you my twig and berries. I keep my jammies on." Long pause, again. This must have been a moment of intrigue for them both, but a moment of utter shock for CurlyLocks. "TweedleDee, you see Daddy's twig and berries?"
"Mommy's twig and berries?" CurlyLocks held her breath ever so gently and quietly gasped. In fact, it was most certain that the entire session of eavesdropping was accompanied by a long, progressive gasp.
"TweedleDo, Mommies don't have twig and berries. They have... they have... sumpin'."
"Yea. Sumpeeen awright... um, TweedleDee?"
"You like red trucks?" And so the conversation drifted away from the gutter banter and continued toward discussion of innocent topics like firetrucks, rain puddles, and marshmallows. And within a few moments CurlyLocks lifted her jaw that dropped to the floor, planted a smile upon her face, a giggle under her breath ready to share the story with her hubby, Mr. Clean, who would undoubtedly feel a sense of pride for his young brutes.
Mr. Clean did not disappoint, and they all fell to sleep peacefully ever after.