Thursday, June 12, 2008

Recurring Conversation

I've had a variation of this conversation at various times with the older 4 boys over the past few years. Most recently it was with J when he felt the need to touch an empty bullet casing to his lips (the bullet casing was from a Memorial Day service).

Concerned Boy: "Mom? If I [lick, touch, eat] [whatever the item in question] what'll happen?"
Me: "Probably nothing"
Concerned Boy: "Would it kill me?"
Me: "Probably not. Why?"
Concerned Boy: "Because I just did."

Explain this to me--if an alarm bell goes off in the boy's head after he does this thing why does he not have the same alarm bell go off before he does it?


Anonymous said...

Answer - because he is a boy!

Crib Chick said...

Okay, I just read your post below, about The Weed...and it cracks me up!

"Do the *Weed*, man..."