Leaving WalMart with my four boys, and the alarm goes off and the employee checks my bags and receipt. Nothing. We’re good. We are loading ourselves into the minivan and Tyler suddenly stops as a realization hits him. He says, “Mommy, I think I know why the alarm went off! I put the peaches and the nectarines in the same bag.”
And of course, Aiden buckled his own seatbelt for the first time that day! My sons are so grown up!
Jackson has had his first “wiggly tooth” for the past couple weeks and it fell out tonight while we were out for a family dinner at Whiskey Creek! He cried because it hurt a little and because there was some blood and he couldn’t find the tooth. Mark located the tooth on Jackson’s lap and we all cheered and Jackson felt better. He learned that losing teeth isn’t a crisis but a cause to celebrate. May be a lesson to all of us that although change is sometimes unexpected, painful and little messy, it’s part of growing up, growing older and moving forward.
Like many conversations with my sons, this documentation is not a political or religious commentary on anything. It is simply the attempt to record snippets of funny, insightful, surprising dialogue between parents and children. I realize this conversation could have been more complicated if adults were talking, but they weren’t. This conversation was the result of the simplistic, intelligent logic of a 4 year old.
After dinner and a bath and helping Aiden get dressed…..
Aiden: “When do boys turn into girls?”
What? Where did that come from?
Mommy: “Boys don’t turn into girls. If you were born a boy, then you’re a boy. Do you want to be a girl?”
Heck, maybe he does, I don’t know!
Aiden: “No, I’m a boy. Well, how did God make us?”
Mommy: “God made you in my tummy.”
Not quite ready for the sex talk with my four year old.
Aiden: “Well, how could She do that?”
Mommy, speechless and trying not to laugh. 🙂