A Short Conversation with My Children

Me: What happened to your forehead?

Crazy 6-year-old son: It got cut.

Me: Obviously it got cut, there’s a huge gash in it. What happened?

Crazy 6-year-old son: I was playing on the slide.

Me: And that’s it?

Crazy 6-year-old son: Yeah.

Me: No one gets a huge gash in their forehead just playing on the slide. Did you do anything weird on the slide?

Crazy 6-year-old son: No.

Eagerly accusative sister: He was sitting on his backpack!

Me: Were you sitting on your backpack?

Crazy 6-year-old son: No. I was standing on my backpack.

Me: You were standing on your backpack.

Crazy 6-year-old son: I was snowboarding down the slide.

Eagerly accusative sister: It looked like he was sitting.

Crazy 6-year-old son: That’s because I was in Mini Mode.

Me: What’s Mini Mode?

Crazy 6-year-old son: That’s when you squat down and tuck your knees inside your shirt.

Me: So you went down the slide, on your feet, on your backpack, with your knees tucked inside your shirt.

Crazy 6-year-old son: Yeah.

Me: I guess you’re right, there’s nothing weird about that at all.

Crazy 6-year-old son: I know. It’s just that it was the really fast, bumpy slide, so it’s kind of dangerous.

Me: Aha.

THE END

6 Responses to “A Short Conversation with My Children”

  1. admin says:

    I have been told by my children that Mini Mode is very popular, and that the kids who do it are called Mini Moders, and that they hug your knees because they’re too short to reach anything else. Someday, one of them is going to accidentally and severely offend a Little Person.

  2. Wow, that is really cute! Sounds just like a conversation a couple of my Kindergarteners would have.

  3. Arlene says:

    Haha! I can’t adequately convey how close to home this conversation hits to my life.

  4. Will says:

    Knowing your son, this totally makes sense.

  5. hahahaha oh that was great.

    Just wanted to say thanks for the great workshop in Ogden. I’m going to try the 7 point system on my next project, after I finish trying to force my current project into its mold, haha.

    Have fun in Europe. **jellis** For me, the funnest thing to do there is to rent a car and go castle-spotting. Oh, and stopping at every bakery.

    Say hi to Jancie for me.
    –Margot

  6. Hmmm, are you sure you weren’t talking with my kids by mistake? I haven’t noticed the gash on the forehead, but my son has ruined at least two school shirts (that I know of) this year in painfully similar non-incidents.

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