Thursday, May 7, 2009

Conversations with Caleb

I'm learning the logic of five year olds. I'm also learning that they have no concept of time. (as in years.....) We were driving home from school earlier this week and talking about Mother's Day. Caleb, as always, had questions.

Caleb: So how did you learn to be a mommy?

Me: From my mommy. (Caleb nods)

Caleb: You mean Namma.

Me: Yes. (Caleb is quiet for a minute while he thinks about this)

Caleb: Well, how could Namma teach you if she didn't have any kids of her own? (I'm starting to laugh at this point)

Me: Caleb, Namma had four kids. (As I look at my son in the rearview mirror, I can see that he's starting to get upset)

Caleb: But what happened to them?

He was very upset, and we had to explain that his aunts and uncle were once babies. I realized that kids have no concept of growing up, and no concept that adults were once children.
Out of the mouths of babes....