Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A Conversation Between Boys

Tonight I was outside in the front yard with the kids while they were riding their bikes with the next door neighbors. I decided I would pull weeds so I had something to do while they rode around. I overheard Ethan and the two boys next door having a conversation that went like this:
Boy #1: Ethan do you have a girl friend?
Ethan: No, but I had one in kindergarten. When you get older you can have a girlfriend and you can get married when your 21 or so.
Boy #2: My mom and dad got married when they were 17.
Ethan: Oh
Boy #2: I was born soon after my parents were married and I didn't frown when I was a baby.
Ethan: You didn't cry when you were a baby?
Boy #2: I cried right when I first came out of my mom's tummy.
Ethan: That's when all babies cry. When they first come out of their mom's tummy.
Boy #1: That's because it hurts to come out of their mom's tummy.
Boy #2: I bet it hurts to have your stomach cut open to get the baby out.
Boy #1: How does the baby get in their tummy.
Ethan: It doesn't get in their tummy, it just appears one day.
Boy #2: I think it starts out as a tadpole.
I was trying so hard not to laugh because I don't think they knew that I could hear them. It was really funny to listen to a 9 year old and two 7 year old boys talk, but at the same time I was a little concerned what they would all say. Obviously we haven't had a real birds and bees talk with Ethan, we just keep things really basic and age appropriate. We haven't had to answer the question of how the baby comes out or how it gets there, but like Ethan said, "It just appears one day." :)


Anonymous said...

That conversation was so funny! Fun for you hunh?

Andy & Lynne said...

well i don't know how yours got there but mine just appeared one day... like a tadpole. that must be why i have 4 kids! i love overhearing kids conversations, like Kailyns, "my mom won't let us have pets but when i grow up, i'm getting an octopus!"

The Perry Family said...

This was an awesome conversation! I was actually surprised that they sounded so intelligent! They talked like the know what's up. How funny!

Kipn n' Sarah said...

How funny and stinkin cute is that?? I love the things little kiddo's say! So innocent! Im glad that you got to hear that and share it, that is so cute!

Crabtree Family said...

That is great, I know what you mean about kids conversations. I think boys conversations are hilarious. Just today in the car I turned down the music to hear Q and his cousin talking about the oddest things. Very fun!

Sandi said...

That is so funny. Good luck when the time for the real conversation comes around. I would love to record the one I had with my son, but he is an adult now and I don't think he would appreciate it. :-)


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