Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Conversations with a four-year-old
"Mama, would you like me to poke you with this sharp little plastic thing I found on the playground?"
"I really would not like to be poked at all. Please do not poke me."
"I was just wondering if you might like to be poked."
Maria and Arjun and Steve
"Mama, is the earth bigger than a house?"
"It's soooo much bigger than a house. It's enormous."
"How many people live there?"
"Uh. Billions. Way more than we can count."
"What are their names?"
"Who gave me that shirt?"
"Maude. It belonged to Benjamin, and he got too big for it, so Maude gave it to you."
"Maude. Oh. Is she alive or dead?"
"She's alive. Why do you keep asking if people are dead, honey?"
"I just like to keep track."
Cannot Blame Him
SOBBING, crouching on top of a low bookshelf that fits under a granite counter-top
"What's wrong, sweetheart?"
"India has poo-poo in her diaper and it's stinky!"
"And that made you cry?"
"No! I was trying to get away from it and I banged my head on the counter!"