Little Sponges: haiku/haibun

Kids; they constantly surprise me. Our grandson, for example, will be seemingly off in another world doing “whatever” it is he’s doing while my wife and I chat as we are driving. Out of nowhere his little voice comes from the backseat asking a question about the topic of our conversation; and it seemed as if he were paying absolutely no attention to what was going on with us when in reality he was, like a little sponge, soaking up every word spoken!

children young and old
learn much more than you suspect
nothing slips past them

This haiku/haibun was inspired by A Prompt Each Day