I had totally forgotten that Thing One was still in the car with me (this one kid in school, the other not? Yeah, still problematic for me, thank.you.very.much!).
When all of the sudden I hear his sweet voice
"Um, if you need to keep talking to yourself, I can close my ears!"
Yep,if he keeps this up and he'll be a keeper in the spouse department! (next up: getting him to master the lid lift and the pick up after yourself skills and he'll be all set!)