The other day David was on the phone in the front yard while Perry and Daisy played around near him. All the sudden I heard David's tone of voice change. It wasn't that he was mad, just talking to a different person. When he finished on the phone David found me and filled me in, with raised eyebrows, on all that wet on out there. He gave me the, "He's your child" look.
Apparently Perry saw that the new neighbor across the street was outside, so he asked her:
"Hey, did your dad die a long time ago?"
"What?" she responded, a little confused, then "what did he say?" addressing David.
"I'm sorry," said David, not knowing how to get out of explaining, "he's asking if your dad died a long time ago."
"Oh, no... He's still alive."
And then Perry ran away, leaving David and the neighbor to look at each other; one with puzzlement and the other in embarrassment.
Have your kids ever said something strange or embarrassing? I'm sure they have, almost every kids does at some point or another. I'd love to hear about it, if it's not still too taboo a subject to talk about.
2 years ago