Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Cheery Conversationalist

Me: Too bad Jack's gotten to that stage where he likes to try to run to the road all the time.

Charlie: Yeah.

After some thought . . .

Charlie: If you and Grandma and Daddy and Cubby were all dead, and just Jack and I were alive, I would have to keep him from going into the road and getting runned over.

Me: Well, he's lucky to have so many people who can look out for him.

More thought . . .

Charlie: But what if I were dead too?

I had no answer to this.

A pause to ponder . . .

Charlie: Then I guess Jack would just go down to the road and get runned over and then the WHOLE FAMILY would be dead.

Right. Time to change the subject, Gloomy Gus.


Anonymous said...

Nothing like family togetherness---MIL, laughing hysterically

Daisy said...

If it's any consolation, kids this age don't truly understand that "dead" means dead. Unless, of course, they live on a farm where animals might be butchered...never mind.

So how about that clever Cubby! :)

Anonymous said...

Yay for altruistic Charlie wanting to save his brother. Always a good step in healthy family dynamics!