16 July 2007

Topics covered in conversation between myself and my five-year-old between home and grandma's house last night.

  • How the people of Maine feel when George Bush is in town.

  • Whether or not George Bush is a "Bad Guy" in an action movie kind of way.

  • Why he thought the war in Iraq was a good idea. [Saddam Hussein and whether GB as "Bad Guy" makes him the "Good Guy" which it most definitely does not, WMDs, 9/11/2001, Oil.]

  • How lying is bad and hurts people.

  • Where GB really lives when he's not in Maine.

  • The fifty states, their capital cities, and Washington D.C.

  • Why we had to drive through Springfield to get to Maine and the significance of Interstate Highways.

  • Whether or not the "real" Simpsons live in Springfield, Massachusetts or one of those other Springfields.

  • How she thinks GB should just move to Ireland.

  • How I like Ireland, and maybe they don't really want him either.

  • The definition of an opinion.

  • Cars and how fast they go.

  • The sunset.

  • What would happen if a person was in the road and got hit by a car.

  • If they got hit by my car.

  • Why I did not have to go to jail when I ran over a rabbit nineteen months ago.
  • Why someone would even be in the road in the first place.

  • Depression and suicide.

  • Killing oneself with a sword instead of a car so your friend, the driver, would not have to go to jail.

  • Kindergarten and really fun playgrounds.

  • How she would now like to be called Tilly instead of Matilda.

  • Why my name is Nell.

  • Why my brother's name is Sean but used to be John, why it was John and why he changed it.

  • How old he was at the time.

  • How old I was at the time.

  • Why Sean has a girlfriend.

  • How much Tilly likes Sean's girlfriend.

  • Crosswalks and why we use them.

  • Stop lights, importance of.


Annika said...

Nell, dear. I was there when Sean changed his name from John, and let me tell you. It was about a month and a half ago. He is EIGHT YEARS OLD and there is no way he has a girlfriend.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

That some deep stuff! I think you have a smart cookie on your hands!

Ewokmama said...

Wow, you've got a real smarty on your hands!!

Jenn said...

Oh, I loved loved loved this. We have these conversations and I can't bear to be driving because I want to write it all down, every word...

Cathy said...

Hilarious! My favorite is the suggestion that GB move to Ireland. I think you should share some of your responses!

moosh in indy. said...

So if he's five and all that was discussed, grandma must live four minutes away?