Watching Frozen in the movie theater and the scene when Anna completely freezes…
G: Wow! What a beautiful ice sculpture!
*Seeing as he completely missed the point, all the laughing people around us turned to see the little boy who was in full admiration of a frozen Anna sculpture. So cute.
G: Mom, I have a secret that I want to share with you.
Me: I can’t wait to hear it.
G: I like a girl at school. Like I have a crush on her.
Me: Oh, yeah. Do you want to share who has your interest?
G: Her name is X. Man, I really like her.
Me: What is it that makes her special and makes you like her more than other girls?
G: You know, it’s because we like all the same things. She likes to sing. I like to sing. She likes to draw. I like to draw.
Me: That makes sense. I’m glad you have a friend and that she happens to be a girl.
G: Let’s just keep it a secret though. Okay?
Me: Can I just tell Dad?
G: As long as he promises never to talk to me about it.
Me: Okay. I’ll only tell him if he promises. Thanks for sharing with me, G.
G: Can I give you a hug, Mom?
Me: That sounds perfect.
I like to tease my sister about her lack of geographical knowledge. We were once in NYC taking a bus tour and she turned to ask me when we were going to see the Eiffel Tower! Here’s her latest one that cracked me up…
S: Her teeth looked like…ummmm….what do they call those things? The Stones of Hedgehog?
Me: You mean Stonehenge?
S: Yes. Stonehenge.
*J just turned 11 and came home from school vomiting on his birthday.
Me: I’m so sorry you feel so bad. This must be a pretty bad birthday.
J: It’s not the worst. I have shelter and two loving parents.
Me: Wow! I love your perspective on life, J. You’re beautiful.
Another frank conversation with G….
G: Mom, do girls poop?
Me: For sure. Girls totally poop.
G: Are you sure?
Me: Absolutely sure.
G: You’re a girl and I’ve never seen you poop so I’m not so sure girls poop.
Me: Would you like proof?
G: Yes. Could you just show me next time you poop.
Me: You’ll be the first person I tell next time I poop. I’ll give you proof that girls do indeed poop.
G: Deal. Let’s shake.