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Kids Say the Most Incisive Things

The other day, my son and I took a walk. He wasn’t his usual chatty self–it turned out he was coming down with a cold–in fact, he was a bit of a grump. I kept trying to start conversations but he’d shut them down. I kept trying to hold his hand but he’d yank it away. After a while, he started walking on people’s yards instead of the sidewalk.

“What are you doing?” I asked.

“We’re sliced apart,” he said. “We’re sliced apart and we’re never going to heal.”

I have to say, I got a little misty.

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The Boy Gives Thanks

IMG_0887.jpgEarlier this month, I met Sam for coffee and conversation.

Mommy: Thank you so much for meeting me here. I know you have a busy schedule.

Sam: I’m just thankful for talking to something that’s really good.

M: You know, that segues nicely into what I wanted to talk about. We’re coming up on Thanksgiving, as you know, and I’m so curious–what are you thankful for? Continue reading “The Boy Gives Thanks”

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The Boy Discusses the Holidays

img_0531Mom: Are you excited about Christmas?

Boy: No Christmas!

Mom: What do you want for Christmas?

Boy: No want Christmas!

Mom: Did you ask Santa?

Boy: NO!!!

Mom: Do you like Christmas cookies?

Boy: No–uh, yes. Sam take a bit of them. Sam take a bite of cookie. Sam take a bite of cake.

Mom: What’s your favorite flavor?

Boy: Chocolate cake. Mama, Chocolate cake. Chocolate cake.

Mom: Do you like frosting?

Boy: Yes. Sam like frosting. Please, Mama, please.

Mom: Should we bake something today?

Boy: Bake chocolate cake. Do doggy’s house for dinner.

Mom: Doggy’s house?

Boy: Doggy’s house. Sam go Snoopy’s house. Sam take Snoopy’s house for dinner.

Mom: You want to make a cake that looks like Snoopy’s house?

Boy: Sam make bread. Snoopy wear chef’s hat. Cook.

Mom: Are you going to help me make Christmas dinner?

Boy: Sam make bananas. I make bananas.

Mom: What else?

Boy: Sam make chocolate cake flavor for Sam’s birthday. Sam trade with mama.

Mom: Trade?

Boy: …

Mom: Should we put on some Christmas music?

Boy: Yes.

Mom: What’s your favorite Christmas song.

Boy: Rudolph. Sam say, “Alexa, play some Christmas music.”

Mom: OK

Boy: Alexa, play jazz Christmas music.

(Commence dancing. End conversation.)