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12 October 2007 @ 10:50 am
Cute Kid Story x 2  

One of my favorite things is listening to the conversations that happen in the backseat of my car between my 5 & 7 year-old boys.  On AJ's "Nursery Rhyme Day", wherein he performed a stirring rendition of Jack and Jill, with AJ in the role of Jack, they had this discussion:
Ethan.  How was your show?  (Can I say how much I love that E calls it a 'show'?  He's a theatre rat!)

Aaron.  Good.

Ethan.  Did you mess up?

Aaron.  (Indignant)  No.

Ethan.  Did you somersault down the hill?

Aaron.  (scowls)  I was Jack, not Jill.  Jack doesn't tumble.

Ethan.  Did you break your crown?

Aaron.  (looks at Ethan is if her were a martian)  No, that would have hurt.

Ethan.  A good actor would have broken his crown.  Mommy says theatre hurts sometimes.

Aaron.  (glares at Ethan and looks out the window)

I kind of expected Ethan to launch off into Sanford Meisner's theory of acting, or talk about committing to a role.  And I did say that theatre hurts, when I was talking to my theatre 4's about affective memory excersizes...  I just didn't know he was listening.  And now I know that Aaron is not a method actor. :)

Aaron doesn't really like going to the theatre all that much when I teach playwrighting.  There's nothing to do.  Out of the blue the other day, this conversation took place.

Aaron.  Mom?  Are we going to the theatre today?

Me.  Yes.

Aaron.  I wish you could have another job.

Me.  Oh?  Where would you rather that I work?

Aaron.  Chuck E Cheese.

I'm glad Aaron isn't in charge of the world, is all I have to say.

I am:: 79106
I feel:: contemplativecontemplative
I hear:: "Mix for Mums" - Thanks, xorhapsodyox!
Elleelvishly on October 12th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
Is Ethan 7?

I'm guessing Chuck E Cheese is a fast food place, or something? :P
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on October 12th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
Ethan is 7, and pictured in the post's icon, and Aaron is 5.

Chuck E Cheese (a mouse, and the face for this particular restaurant) is one of those horrific kid pizza places that also have an indoor play area (germ central) as well as people in life sized mouse suits running about. It's not where I would choose to be employed. ;)
Celina: Togetherxoxrhapsodyxox on October 12th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
You mean you don't want to work at Chuck E Cheese? I can't believe you!
Carrie Leigh: Extremely stubborn and suspicioucarrie_leigh on October 12th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm very unreasonable that way.

I love the Mum Mix!
Celinaxoxrhapsodyxox on October 12th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
It is a great mix, if I do say so myself. Has some rather different songs on it though.
Jessicatudorrose1533 on October 12th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, your boys are sooo cute!
Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on October 12th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! They have their moments.
Embellishedembe11ished on October 12th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
Your stories about your kids are great! I hope that when I have kids, they'll be as interesting as yours. :)
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on October 13th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
Your boys are just so cute!
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Carrie Leigh: daffy robincarrie_leigh on October 13th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
You'd brave stale pizza, drunk parents and life size rat costumes for me?

Numbaby: Fire prettynumbaby on October 15th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Your boys win forever! I mean, they already win because they have you for a mother, but you get my meaning, right? Too, too cute.
Carrie Leigh: club a mugglecarrie_leigh on October 18th, 2007 10:51 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetheart.
maureenmaureen on October 18th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
You're making me like kids, and generally I don't...
Carrie Leigh: Carrie & Emilycarrie_leigh on October 18th, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm totally the least maternal woman on the planet. I never really wanted kids. Both of ours were "Surprise!"

I still don't like babies, they freak me out, but my two kids are okay, the older they get, the more I like them!