|Beth:||[age 4] "I have a riddle for you."|
|Beth:||"What does nothing like to do?"|
|Me:||"What does nothing like to do??"|
|Me:||"Umm... I don't know."|
|Beth:||[knowingly] "Nobody does. It's a riddle with no answer."|
|Luke:||[age 7] "I know this looks dangerous, Dad, but don't worry: it's my kind of dangerous."|
Songs of the Boy, Part 2
As I’ve previously posted, both of my kids sing a lot, but especially Luke (age 7). Here are some of the lyrics from recent songs. No, I don’t know how these pop into his head.
- Toot toot your booty! Boot boot your tooty!
- I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my fart, down in my fart, down in my fart.
- You can’t know what I don’t know, but I know what you don’t.
- I never change my mind, yes I do, yes I do! I always change my mind, no I don’t, no I don’t! [yes, this is still. happening.]
- Tow truck, tow truck, it pulls a dead chicken.
Learn it from you
|Me:||"Hey, don't do [...]."|
|Luke:||[age 7] "You know, when people tell me 'don't do something' I usually ask if they ever did it, and usually they say yes. So, did you ever do [...]?"|
|Me:||"Yes, but --"|
|Luke:||"So why are you telling me not to do it?"|
|Me:||"So you don't have to learn the hard way that you shouldn't do it. You should learn it from me instead."|
|Luke:||"What if I don't want to learn it from you?"|
|Me:||"You'll learn one way or the other."|
|[Scene:||Luke, age 7, has been told consistently by his mother that she knows everything he does; I had already mentioned to her he had music class today]|
|Mom:||"So how was music class today?"|
|Luke:||"How did you know I had music class at school? I didn't tell you that."|
|Mom:||"Oh, I just know everything you do."|
|Luke:||"How can you know everything?"|
|Mom:||"I just do. I'm your mother. I can see you wherever you are."|
|Luke:||[in a challenging tone] "Oh yeah? So where was I today when it started to rain and we had to come inside?"|
|Mom:||[matter-of-factly] "You were outside at recess."|
|Luke:||[boggling] "HOLY SMOKES! How do you do that?!"|
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