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Conversations with My Children - Round 4

Updated on May 18, 2009

 

I have learned quickly that you can never fully understand what a child is thinking at any given time.  Children and their minds are still a mystery to me.  Sometimes the things that come out of their mouths show their true age while other things are well beyond their years. I enjoy every conversation that I have with my children, even the early morning (when I am barely functioning) philosophical conversations that we have. Here are a few conversations that I have had with my children that have either made me laugh or go WTF?!?  Sometimes my kids even shock me, which is very hard to do.

MY SHOES – My son came into the kitchen while I was cooking with a huge grin on his face. One of those grins when you know your child is up to no good.  So I looked at him and said, “What?” and as the word came out of my mouth I looked down and saw that he was walking in my tennis shoes.  So I said, “What are you doing?”  My boy looked at me and smiled and said, “They say you can learn a lot about a person from walking in their shoes.” I was impressed so I asked, “Well, what did you learn from walking in my shoes?”  Still smiling my boy said, “You have big feet.”  I was going to give him a hug but he gets his smart ass attitude from his dad. Ok so I gave him a huge hug anyway just for making me laugh.

ONLY ONE HUSBAND – My husband and I spend time with the kids every night before they go to bed.  Usually we watch a movie or a television show in our bed everyone just lying around.  It is a very nice time for everyone.  One night during football season I saw a football player that I thought was very good looking.  So I said kind of to myself but out loud, “Wow he is really good looking!” My baby girl looked at me very sternly and said, “Mom you already have a husband, you need to keep him.”  As if by just me saying that it would make this football player come through the television.  (Wow I wish it worked that way).  Of course my husband joined in on the conversation at this time jokingly saying, “Yeah that’s right you already have a husband.”  Later on my baby girl came up to me and said, “You are going to stay with Daddy right?”  Of course I had to ponder that for a moment and then reassured her that I was not leaving her dad for someone I saw on television no matter how sexy they were.

SPELLING IS IMPORTANT – One day I was picking up my kids from a sleep over that they had with my parents.  My father was telling me how amazed he was that my son had told him that he was impervious to the rain.  That was a big word for my kids and I was impressed too.  Then the conversation took an interesting turn.  The show, The Best Damn Sports Show was on. And as soon as my son heard the title announced he went crazy.  He kept repeating the title of the show emphasizing the word damn and laughing.  He thought he was hilarious.  My father just shook his head and said, “From impervious to damn in one day.”  So this sparked a conversation between all of my children asking about swear words.  My father asked the kids how they knew these words and what other words they knew.  So one of my daughters VJ said, “Ask” is one. Then my other daughter SJ responded, “It’s not ask a-s-k its ass a-s-s.” this was too much for my father who walked out of the room shaking his head and saying, “Well at least they know how to spell.”

THE “O” WORD – Our whole family was driving home from practice when my kids started talking about “Cuss” words.  Yes this is a pattern in our family. But in our defense several students in my kids’ class had gotten into trouble for saying a swear word and they were asking us about them.  They were going over them without saying them.  They would either spell them or say what letter they started with.  After they were all done my littlest daughter VJ said, “What about the “O” word?”  My husband and I looked at each other and then asked “The “O” word?” We were dumbfounded trying to figure out what she meant.  She was trying to figure out how to tell us without getting into trouble for saying it.  So we gave her permission to say it so that we would know.  Her response was, “You know like Ohhhh S”.  My husband and I tried not to laugh and I let my daughter know that the word oh was not a swear word.   

I PICKED YOU – When my kids were really little we were playing games one day. I was playing with the girls and the boy was doing his own thing.  It was about time for me to make dinner and I was leaving the play area to go to the kitchen.  My son stopped me and said, “Mommy you know that I picked you.” Being curious I asked, “What did you pick me for?” He responded with something that made me stop in my tracks, “I picked you to be my mommy.” He went on, “I had a couple of choices and chose you and I am so glad that I did.”  A tear came to my eye just hearing that.

Children are special and have a lot to say. That is why it is so important to listen to them even when you feel like you don’t have the time or you are tired of answering the questions.  I have to remind myself of this sometimes because when I am at my breaking point they can bring me back to reality and joy in a split second.  Children are truly amazing. 

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    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      Kristen - That is wonderful! It is a great way (I think) to spend time with your family and to unwind. I absolutely love it.

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      kristenkiya 

      9 years ago from India

      Reaslly Good I am also a mom of a 4 year old child. we also used to watch movie or chat together before going to bed. we are both working and this exercise makes all of us happy and great tension reliever.

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      Brenda - It is amazing how quick they are! I find that I have to stay on my toes with them.

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      \Brenda Scully 

      9 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading that, amazing how little ones pick things up so quickly, isn't it?

    • Triplet Mom profile imageAUTHOR

      Triplet Mom 

      9 years ago from West Coast

      Thank you ocbill and nms - Yeah Daddy's girl has been doing that from the beginning.

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      nms 

      9 years ago from Cochin

      good one

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      ocbill 

      9 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      cute stuff. Daddy's girl watching out for him.

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