Yes, it is!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Never Ask A Six Year Boy For An Honest Opinion

Never ask a 6-year old boy for an honest opinion lest you want to hear the brutal truth.  One just never knows what's going to come out of the babe's mouth.

Ben has been home since yesterday due to illness.  Thankfully, he's fever-free today but he has the occasional head pain.  He feels well enough for me to run a couple of errands. 

I told Ben to get his coat and shoes ready while I went to put some make-up on.

Ben: Make-up?
Me: Yes.
Ben: Where is it?
Me: In the bathroom.  Should I go put it on?
Ben: Yeah.
Me: Do I really need to get pretty?
Ben: Yeah, where is it?  

Oh, the honesty! 

Having a six year boy in our home, there's never a dull moment here. He's just so full of it today.  His daddy called him earlier today to check on him.  Daddy must have asked him about his headache.  I could see Ben roll his eyes and then he said "Daddy, I don't have a headache, my head just hurts sometimes."  Huh.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Why Do We Have Hair?

Ben: Why do we have hair?

Me: It helps to keep us warm.

Ben:  Well, what about daddy?  (Daddy is bald)

Me: Hmm, well, he has chest hair.

Ben:  But what about the corners of his head? (pointing to the sides of his head).

It's never a dull moment around here.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Conversation With Ben About Guinea Pig Reproduction

Recently, we acquired a guinea pig.  She's a sweet thing, too.  The kids and I are enjoying watching her and holding her.  She really is a cute and fun critter.

Today Ben (6 years) asked to hold her after he finished his homework.  Of course, I said.  I had him sit on the chair and I placed the guinea pig on a towel on Ben's lap. He was petting her and talking to her while I was warding off my dog, Dugan, who happens to be a serial bunny killer.  Of course Ben, being the inquisitive one of all things reproduction, had to start a conversation about just that, reproduction.  Again.  

Ben: How many days when she has the babies?
Me: Um, she isn't going to have any babies.
Ben:  Why?
Me: Well... because there isn't a daddy.
Ben:  Can we get a daddy?
Me: No, I don't want any baby guinea pigs.
Ben: Why does there have to be a daddy to have babies?
Me: Um... Hmm...

I was trying to think of a simple answer that a 6 year old boy would understand.  But thankfully, the day was saved by Jackie when she informed Ben that it's a sin to have babies without a daddy.  I don't know where my daughter is learning that.   But she's got the right idea of what I would prefer for her future, sin or not.  

And thankfully, Ben was satisfied with her answer.