Good morning Everyone!
Here are the latest updates from the wild and wonderful world of “conversations with a ten year old.”
Riding to the movie Saturday:
Kayla: Sneezes, then announces, “Mom, my snot is purple.”
Mom, ignoring the fact that she could have gone all day without that particular information: You’re okay.
Kayla: Actually, my hands are purple.
Dad: Why are your hands purple?
Kayla: Actually its my fingers.
Dad: Why are your fingers purple?
Kayla: I don’t know…
Mom starts laughing, effectively ending the conversation.
Another conversational trick that Kayla has adopted lately is the convenient use of the word “nothing.” She however is using it in a slightly different context than the designer of the word intended it to be used. Most conversations go like this:
Mom, hearing strange and ominous sounds coming from Kayla’s bedroom: Kayla, what are you doing?
Mom: What kind of nothing?
Kayla, more angrily: NOTHING!
Mom sighs, then gets up to investigate, certain to find that “nothing” actually means something, and usually something that she’d rather Kayla not be doing at the moment.
Have a great day everyone!