- Family and Parenting
Conversations With My Children - Round 2
Funny 4 Babies
So here is round two of the conversations that my children have had. I am certain that there are many more to come and I definitely cannot wait to hear what they have in store.
- READING THE BIBLE – My grandmother gave each of my children a child’s bible as a present one year. They actually sat on the book shelf for a while. Then one day my son pulled it out and started reading it. Once he started my daughter followed right along. This started a huge discussion because my daughter finished reading the bible before my son. My daughter asked my son why he stopped reading it to which he replied, “It’s kinda long.” My daughter slowly skimmed through the bible and said, “No the stories are really short, well except for the part about Jesus that part is really really really long.” I had to laugh to myself.
- FACE-TO-FACE - When my son was really young he asked his grandfather about God and my father’s response was that God was all around which made him a bit worried. He was still curious and early one morning he came back to his grandfather and asked, “If He is all around then He can hear me wherever I am?” my dad agreed with him. So my son proceeds to go out to the back patio and yelled to God. We let him know that he didn’t have to yell to get God’s attention since it was incredibly early in the morning and I am sure the neighbors did not want to hear his yelling. Then a few years later my son was going to bed. I was tucking him in and he asked me if it was ok for him to talk to God. I said, “Sure go right ahead.” My son looked at me and said, “Mom, I want to have a face-to-face with him.” Ummm yeah. I was speechless and had no idea how to respond.
- NEW HOBBY? – I was driving my kids to school one morning and was a bit early so we stopped by the store quickly. My son absolutely hates going to the store so much so that he has to know exactly what we are getting and how long it will take. Luckily everything we needed was on one aisle and I was up to the checkout counter in moments. My son was happy. Then I turned around and saw one more thing that I needed. When I had gone to get it one of my daughters lost sight of me for a moment and was worried. I reassured her that I was right there the whole time. My son’s response was, “I was hoping you would be gone a little longer so I could take the girls to school in the car.” I reminded him that I actually had the keys to the car. My daughter looked at me and said, “Well that’s ok all we would have to do is go under the wheel that you drive with and connect the blue wire to the red wire until there is fire and the car will start.” At that moment the cashier had actually stopped scanning our groceries and had the most disturbed look on his face. I am sure he was thinking what is wrong with this mother. So I looked at my daughter with a look and she said matter-of-factly, “What? I learned it on cartoons.” I was speechless. Not sure if my daughter had figured out a new hobby or not but one thing is for sure this is one more thing you can add to the list of reasons of why I am a Bad Mommy.
- TOO YOUNG TO LOVE – Our family is a basketball family. My husband plays and coaches basketball. In fact my husband was supposed to coach a game the evening that I gave birth to my triplets and I still think he was uncomfortable not being able to coach that night (don’t get me wrong he was there cutting umbilical cords and enjoying the births). Our world revolves around basketball and so naturally our children are interested in the sport. Each child has picked their favorite basketball team and then there is the family team and each child has their favorite players. One of my daughters likes Kevin Garnett and has for a few years now. When KG recently hurt his leg my daughter wanted to send him a card and was concerned for his general well being. I thought nothing of it until I overheard a conversation between my two daughters. My first daughter said, “I love Kevin if I ever get to meet him I am going to give him a BIG kiss.” Then my second daughter responded in a motherly tone, “Kevin is a grown man and you are a little girl he wants nothing to do with you and if he did that would be totally creepy.” No need to have me around sounds like my daughter handled the situation better than I would.
- UNDERSTANDING SLAVERY – My children were asking me about slavery and what it was all about. So I explained it to them in my own words. My daughter’s response was priceless. She said, “Let me get this straight people were taken from their homes and their country, taken to a strange place, they had to work and weren’t paid for it?” I responded by saying “Yes that sums it up.” She thought for a moment and then looked at me and said, “That is just wrong!” Enough said.
I absolutely love the conversations that I have with my children and that they have with each other; good or bad. It interesting to hear how much they have grown up and how much more mature their conversations have become. Sometimes I forget that they are little kids until they say something that is just so outlandish and hilarious that it could only come from the mouth of babes. Their conversations are what keep me young even though sometimes I feel so old.