“It’s gonna happen!” Truer words have never been spoken, and certainly never by an 18 month old brilliant little girl.
Bright Eyes started talking very early; in fact, she was barely ten months old when she turned to her parents and asked, “Where BAH go?” BAH was her word for “pacifier” or “binky”. They blinked a few times and told her that bah was by the TV. She turned, saw it, and picked it up.
Since then, Bright Eyes has been a talking machine, able to hold her own with just about any adult. Her pediatrician says he’s never encountered such a verbally gifted child, I write with my ample chest inflated in humble pride.
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Daddy was taken aback, and told her that Mama would not mind if he played with the Game Boy. But Bright Eyes was not impressed. She didn’t even look up at him. “You’re gonna get in trouble,” and then she sighed. “It’s gonna happen!”
Apparently, Bright Eyes had learned this lesson, and heard that phrase many times before. She was simply sharing this bit of wisdom she had amassed in her one-and-a-half years of life.
Now, whenever there is a possibility of negative outcome, that is our own catch phrase, “It’s gonna happen.” When we need a good laugh after dropping a plate of spaghetti on the carpet, we say, “It’s gonna happen.” When Sunshine and Bright Eyes are standing eye to eye, and there is blood in the air, I tell them, “It’s gonna happen” and the battle scales down.
You can borrow this phrase if you want.