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06 February 2008 @ 02:21 pm
Conversation with a Kindergartener  

I get home from picking Aaron home from school, and get him a snack, as per usual.  I set out a baggie of cut up fruit, and put a handful of goldfish crackers in front of him.)

Aaron.  (sighs heavily, picking up the baggie of fruit)  Needs before wants.

Me.  What?

Aaron.  You have to put your needs before your wants.  (Shakes baggie at me)  I need these.  (disdainfully) Goldfish are a want.

Me.  I see.

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You know, there's nothing like a five year old for teaching you a major life lesson.  Of course, then he did this:

OCD?  Or just a little boy who likes to put his goldfish into 7 equal piles with exactly 11 goldfish apiece?  In a pattern pleasing to the eye?

I'm sure this is sins of the mother being revisited upon her son...  *headdesk*
 
 
I feel:: contentcontent
I hear:: All along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
 
 
 
I'm just me: LMAOairmidm on February 6th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
*giggles* That is awesome!
seegrim: I heart friendsseegrim on February 6th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
How absolutely adorable that boy is! He must, must, must marry my Becca!

Carrie Leigh: Ethan and Aaroncarrie_leigh on February 6th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
*looks at watch* I have a countdown of 20 years.


.....and, GO.
Katemugglechump on February 6th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
I'm just going to come and hang out at your house for, like, ever. Your kids crack me up. At least he gets the cliches correct. When Mer was about Aaron's age, she told me very earnestly that jeepers never process. I have always assumed she meant cheaters never prosper, but in any case - words to live by.

My little brainiac niece, Sheridan, on the other hand, was playing while her dad and a friend discussed investment and wealth-building and whatnot nearby. When the friend asked Richard (my BIL) to define financial freedom, then-two-year old Sheridan spouted 'When your passive income exceeds your expenses.' Richard used to read to her from the Rich Dad books every night when she was little. I adore my niece, but once in awhile she scares me a little.
Carrie Leigh: Ethan and Aaroncarrie_leigh on February 7th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
That IS scary!

I hate it when they totally call me out on something I've done that's wrong.

And I really don't like it when they're smarter than I am. I fear I'll have to get used to disappointment.
Comic Book Goddessrainpuddle13 on February 6th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see a little boy after my own heart.

Does he allow his food to touch on his plate? Because that is something I simply cannot abide by!
Carrie Leigh: cliffs of insanitycarrie_leigh on February 7th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
He, in fact, does NOT care for that. Or anything green. With the exception of lime Skittles.
Comic Book Goddessrainpuddle13 on February 7th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
Awwah, I think I love him! I don't care for anything orange. And lime Skittles are the bomb diggity!
hey you: Hendrix60sfreak on February 6th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that is awesome. I think it shows a great deal of creativity and intelligence, that he was able to take something that he probably heard someone say and apply it to a real life situation. And then, of course, the fact that he arranged them into equivalent, symmetrical piles is a sign that he'll be an excellent interior decorator one day.

jk ;-D


(I love "All Along the Watchtower." Dylan called Jimi's cover of it the definitive version, and I totally agree.)
Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on February 7th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Gah, With the interior decorator thing and how much he likes to sing along with showtunes, I'm gonna have to watch him!
Lyndsie Fenele: allergieslyndsiefenele on February 7th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Totally busting in here to say: did you know there's actually a version done for the show Battlestar Galactica? They actually ended the last season with it, and it's the focus of a huge plot point. So, squee! Although it might not be as good out of context... (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ka_sHy9cVH0)
Embellishedembe11ished on February 6th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
I think the equal piles of goldfish in a symmetric pattern shows signs that he's a budding mathematician. :) Very cute!
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on February 7th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Oh, I hope so!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Kara - Grinjandjsalmon on February 6th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
WOW! I wish I had learnt that lesson as a child... I always do the wants thing first and then have guilt... hee hee.
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on February 7th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Me, too, sister. Me, too.
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on February 6th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
That is so cute *giggles*
Jessica K Malfoy: poto drama whorejessicakmalfoy on February 6th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
that needs vs wants thing they teach them is very entertaining!

aislynn's been doing the same thing!
Carrie Leigh: daffy robincarrie_leigh on February 7th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
It's evidently, I learned later, on a poster in the school cafeteria. :)
autumnrhythm30: Buffy Giles Scoffautumnrhythm30 on February 6th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
Your children are awesome.
Carrie Leigh: Ethan and Aaroncarrie_leigh on February 7th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
Why, thank you. :)
Amanda1234569or10 on February 7th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
Hi. I'm xoxrhapsodyxox's roommate. We just spent like twenty minutes reading your cute kid stories and I am adding you so that I can read all of your amazing stories all the time. :)Oh, and I totally seperate my m&m's by color... still.
Carrie Leigh: cliffs of insanitycarrie_leigh on February 7th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
*waves*

I totally would too, if I still ate sweets. :)
Amanda1234569or10 on February 7th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
you're a stronger person than I am... I have a sweet tooth.