Outsmarted

This exchange just happened between my daughter and I as she drifted off to sleep:

S – Mommy, did you know that life goes on and on for infinity? Not the kind of infinity that goes on and then stops when you stop it. The kind of infinity that goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and never stops. It’s kind of hard for you to imagine.

I mean, people die, but the life goes on. Like, you had me. Then I have a baby girl named Vinny. Then she has a baby boy named Peter, after Daddy’s middle name. Peter’s wife has a baby named Soshan, and Soshan has a baby named John, and his wife has a girl named Glora, and she has a girl named Rosie and she has a little boy named Izza. And it goes on and on. You know what I mean.

Me – You’re right, honey. That was really smart. Those concepts are hard.

S – I wasn’t even taught that. I just knew it from my own brain.

Me: Oh.

And what I meant by that ‘Oh’ was, Oh my God you’re going to be smarter than me by the time you’re in first grade. Also, she should name characters in the next YA dystopian novel.

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Posted on March 14, 2012, in kid stuff, mi familia and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I’m convinced my oldest is secretly an 80-year-old rabbi or something. He says these things and has observations that make me feel like I probably should just stick to scribbling with crayons.

    • Amazing, isn’t it? Though my son is more ninja than philosopher.

      Btwn, love your blog. I will be following as soon as I figure out how to do it from my phone ’cause my computer crapped out.

      • Congrats for the award, but even more for your honesty and wisodm. It’s true that keeping peace within our home walls can be one of the most difficult challenges. But if we don’t have peace there, we won’t respect or encourage efforts to have it outside those walls. Seems to me the Liebsters may be a pair of Gandhis. We’re looking for them in all nations in an effort to focus on non-violence. Bless their hearts for their legacy.

  2. Out of the mouths of babes. Glad you shared!!!!

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