Here are just some of the latests musings that have come out over the last few months from the matter-of-fact mind of my 10-year-old child:
What Do You See?
Kiddo was told at school he could make whatever he wanted, bar any weapons….he and his friend made these.
When the teacher admonished them for making ‘swords’ and told them they had to go in the trash, kiddo apparently looked at him in horror and with all the innocence only a 10- year-old telling a bald faced lie can muster said;
“What? Is isn’t a SWORD, this is Jesus’s CROSS, I can’t throw Jesus’s cross in the trash!”
He got to keep his ‘cross’.
Watching the Brady Bunch
Him: “Mummy, what’s that weird machine?”
Me: (feeling about 112) “It’s a typewriter, people used to type on them before there were computers.”
Him: “What! There weren’t computers? Is that back when grandpa was a kid? ”
Me:(feeling 212) “No, it’s when I was a kid.”
Him: (looking at me with renewed interest) “How old are you again?”
Hubby on the phone to Kiddo: “Did you learn anything new at school today?”
Kiddo: “No, we only learn something one day a week, and today wasn’t that day.”
Me: “We need to get you a haircut.”
Him: “I don’t want to, I hate hair cuts!”
Me: “I know you don’t want to, but your hair is a disaster it looks terrible, we really need to get it cut.”
Him: “But you told me it’s who people are, not what they look like that matters!”
Me: (Silence). I can’t think of one parent-y thing to say. It’s taken 10 years but he finally has me beaten down with this one.
“Today we had a drill for if someone comes in the school trying to kill us. We had run into the library and stay really quiet.
Some of the kids had a hard time being quiet, I think they’re the ones that are going to be killed first. I think that if someone might kill you, that’s a good reason to stay quiet.”
Riding a Bike
Me: isn’t riding a bike awesome? You have the wind in your hair and the road is your master…”
Him: “Well, the wind isn’t really in my hair, it can’t get through those tiny cracks in my helmet.”
Aboriginals and Oxygen
Him: ” I’m really glad God made oxygen here on earth, because it would have been crazy to arrive for the first time in Australia and see aboriginals with space suits on…”
Me: “Er, yes it would. You’re right, that was a good call on God’s part.
As you can see, every day is a mind boggling buffet of insane information!