Actually, she is 10 and the question goes: "Nana, you know what?" and so many times a day (she is hyperactive, highly intelligent and a chatterbox
) that I was ready to throw myself out of a window!
And speaking of been glad the parrots don't do it... The smoke alarm right outside the birdroom started beeping because the battery was getting low. At the beginning, it's just a beep or two a day but, if you don't change it, the frequency increases and my husband been the proverbial 'mañana guy' let it go (despite my asking him a thousand times!) for days until, one day last week, it started and it would not stop. This went on for a couple of hours (he was fixing the backyard fence and said he would do it when he finished) until I could no longer take it and decided to do it myself - so I am mumbling to myself about men's laziness and going down to the basement to get the ladder when he comes in through the basement door and takes the ladder from me with his usual lethany that I always have to have things done IMMEDIATELY, that I am always rushing and have no patience, etc. etc (you can tell we've been married a long time, can't you?
) to which I reply that you can't let an annoying noise like that go on because the parrots will learn it and drive us nuts with it - he looks at me like 'Yeah, right' and just goes upstairs to fix it. Three days later, we are downstairs and hear the beeping again and it's coming from the same alarm so I start ragging him about not really changing it while we are both going up the stairs - when we realize it was coming from the birdroom!
Yep, one of the parrots had learned it and now we have a permanently low battery smoke alarm beeping on and off throughout the day!