It took me a moment to realize he had been listening to the lyrics of "Sigh No More" by Mumford and Sons. It was just background noise to me as I navigated traffic, but he had been listening. The first verse is, "Serve God love me and men This is not the end Live unbruised we are friends And I'm sorry I'm sorry"
It was a poignant reminder to me that he is taking in everything around him. Everything! We try to manage what he watches on TV, what things he hears from us, we make sure we treat everyone with kindness, so he will see that and learn that. He is learning through many things that we do not do or say or filter also.
His question shocked me because I just didn't expect him to be analyzing what was background noise to me. So we should be mindful, that we are sending out messages to others all the time. Even if we are not intentionally or explicitly saying it with our words. If we say God is important, but don't speak of him or why he is important to us, the background noise is saying otherwise.
I'm going to have to be a bit more mindful of my background noise.