Little Johnny, eight-years old…

Little Johnny, eight-years old, had never spoken a word-ever. One afternoon, as he sat eating his lunch he turned to his mother and said, “Soup’s cold.”
His astonished mother exclaimed, “Johnny, I’ve waited so long to hear you speak. But all these years you never said a thing. Why haven’t you spoken before?”
Little Johnny looked at her and replied, “Up until now, everything’s been okay.”