March 04, 2010

A {difficult} Conversation

Sure there have been discussions about deaths in the family.
There have been discussions about Heaven.
There have been discussions about why people are no longer together.
And respect.

Those have all been difficult conversations.

Especially for a girl who isn't really a talker.

Pretty much everything is difficult for me considering I am a thinker and have a tough time communicating effectively with others.

Let me give you a recent difficult conversation with my 6 year old son. A conversation that I am not very good at. A conversation that leaves me....well speechless

*In the van on the way to the mall.

"Mom, how many years have I been alive?"


"How many months is that?"


"What is the last number?"

"Numbers never end honey. They just keep going and going and going."

"Could a cougar kill me?"

"Yeah, I guess if it wanted to but cougars don't really like being around people."

"I bet a dinosaur could kill a cougar."

"Yes, but dinosaurs aren't on Earth anymore."

*Looking out the window

"Why doesn't that man have any legs?"

"Oh, he might have been in an accident, been sick or could have been born that way."

"That sucks"

"Yes, but I am sure he has learned to live just fine with his fancy schmancy wheelchair"

"Mom, I like candy."

"I know you do. I like chocolate."

"_____ punched me in the face at recess yesterday."

"Oh no. That wasn't very nice."

"Yeah. Tomorrow I am going to take him down."

"That is not how we solve our problems buddy. Maybe you need to find some other friends to play with if you and _____ don't get along."

"Or I could just find a cougar so it could kill him."

*This post was inspired by MamaKat's prompts. Go here to see more.*

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Farmers Wife said...

Only a 6 year old could include so many subjects in the one conversation....gotta watch those cougars..visiting from mama kats x

Amanda said...

Oh the way that little kids carry on a conversation - never ceases to make me laugh! Stopping by from Mama Kats!

Linds said...

haha! That's hilarious!

WackyMummy said...

He's solution-focused. That's a good thing. ;)

parentingBYdummies said...

I'm with the kid. Take him down. Or get a cougar. Either way problem will be solved!

Jacki said...

OMG, I so recognized that conversation. And just trying to follow their train of thought...

Run DMT said...

LOL I love his logic. That is a classic kid conversation.

Your difficult conversation reminded me of one I had with my own daughter. Maybe I should take Mama Kat's up on her dare of writing more than one Writer's Workshop post?

Elaine A. said...

All I can do is literally L.O.L.

I like his problem-solving skills.

Kekibird said...

Oh yes, *those* conversations. Haven't had one as in depth as this (little man isn't a real talker) but he does bring up some interesting points now and then.

dusty earth mother said...

It's a good thing that it's hard to find a decent cougar to attack your buddies, isn't it?

Very funny story.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

He sounds like my 5-year-old!

Erin said...

WOW I like how he thinks! haha

DysFUNctional Mom said...

OK, the 'take him down' line made me literally snort! LOVE IT!

Soliloquy said...


Sometimes I wish I could see a transcript of my inner thoughts.

Jenners said...

This is just classic kid talk. I love how their minds work!! And I was asked the same question about the last number by my then 4-year-old. I said "They don't end. There is always one more." Then he wanted to know the biggest number we knew about. Good lord! I need to download Google into my brain just to keep up!

Heatherlyn said...

That is so like a child. Parents have to be geniuses just to keep up ... and at the same time, kids are so dang funny!