Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What They Said

During a rare moment of silence in the car, little kid suddenly said, "Like they said in the old days," in a conversational tone.

I waited, curious for him to finish and wondering where he heard that phrase but the silence resumed.

"What?" I asked.

"What?" He asked.

"What did they say in the old days?"

"I don't know. You were alive back then. What did they say?"

"I don't know," I answered, feeling confused. "What were you just talking about when you said 'Like they said in the old days'?"

"Look, I'm only a 4 year older! I don't know what they said in the old days!You're...really old. You should know."

"I'm not that old. I was just curious about why you said that."

"I said that because you are old. You's askin' me 'bout the old days and you's old. Just ask yourself!" he answered matter-of-factly, sounding irritated.

I'm still confused about what happened there. I'm also insulted, I think.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Kids. Sometimes I'm amazed how their minds work. Or at how they don't.

Anonymous said...

Finally you're updating again! I thought you might have abandoned us.

-Murphy

Anonymous said...

you always manage to make me laugh when I need it.

Anonymous said...

Well maybe you had a senior moment and can't remember you said something. After all LK said you were OLD. Kerry

Valerie said...

Maybe he was having a conversation with himself in his head? haha funny reaction to your question though.

sarah said...

When I used to be a nanny, the little boy asked me "Was a quarter a lot of money when you were a kid?". I was 20 at the time. I think I deserve some kind of award for not pissing myself with laughter right in front of him-he was so serious!