Friday, December 12, 2008

Equal Opportunity Kid

Today Big Kid asked why we don't celebrate Kwanzaa.

Because we celebrate Christmas, I told him, we're Christians.

"I'd rather do Kwanzaa," he replied.

"What in the world are you talking about? Why would you want to celebrate Kwanzaa? What do you even know about Kwanzaa?"

"I dest know EVERYFING about it, dat's all. I like it better because it has colors like orange and red and green and black, which is way better dan dest red and green. Dat's why," he spat out, clearly annoyed with me.

Interestingly, he's on his second black girlfriend of the year. Kency is his newest girlfriend. He says because when he puts his head down she pats it and because they sit together at lunch. I tried to say it was just a friend who was a girl but he told me no, she is really his girlfriend. I preferred Ahsiya. Her dad's a doctor and she never gets on warning watch.

I guess Kency doesn't know Sophia sends him home with at least one note a week that says "I love you" and has hearts all over it.

Oh the drama.

9 comments:

LceeL said...

I LIKE that kid!!

Lyndsay said...

LOL - My friends son came home today and said he wanted a minora. The things they learn at school!

I don't think I ever said thanks for the help you gave me when I first started my blog.

I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of it ...

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Jungle fever...

undersundog said...

put him in charge of the family kwanzaa party planning committee. would be cool to see what he came up with...

Life, Love And Lola said...

LMAO!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

That is just too freaking cute!

Caren said...

Good for Big Kid's school for teaching them about Kwanzaa! It's actually a pretty cool holiday. In my teaching days I was a teacher at an inner-city school in Philly and I learned all about it. I'd venture to say that most people who celebrate Kwanzaa also celebrate Christmas, at least those who went to the school I taught in did.

So there you go Ashley, you can celebrate it too...get on that, in your free time why don't you. ;)

Kimberly said...

We were on our way home from our annual family Christmas tree outing yesterday, and our 10 year old girl said something about two kids in her class who are "dating".

I was driving, but I could see out of the corner on my eye, my husband sit straight up in the passenger seat... "so what does DATING mean for a 10 year old?".

She was trapped. I just shut up and smiled. Yes - I just shut up.

She was about as comfortable having that conversation with him as she was talking to him about her (imaginary) need for a "padded" training bra.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

And he's only five?! So advanced for his age!! Lucky you.