Monday, October 1, 2012

When they remind you that they are just KIDS


One evening, many months ago, we had a picnic dinner over at the church.  

It was a beautiful night and the kids and I sat on the grassy hill eating PB &J.  

The beautiful evening caused one of my children to become reflective.....

"Mommy, why does time go by so fast?" the child sighed.

"Oh, Honey, I know what you mean, when we are having a good time it sure does fly by doesn't it?"

"Yes it does. but why?"

"Oh it just seems like it does.  When you are feeling bad or sick times seems to go slower, don't you think?"

"Oh yes." this serious child nodded in complete understanding.  "But then when you look back, it doesn't really seem like it went that slow."

"That's right, Honey.  The good times make it seem like the bad times weren't really that bad."  Yes, I thought, this child is growing up. We are bonding on a deep level here, talking about life and the change of seasons. 

"Right.  Like when you have to poop, and you just sit and sit and sit and it feels like a really really long time, but later when you think about it, it wasn't that long."




6 comments:

  1. Love it! Sounds like something my kids would say!

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  2. priceless! we spent the weekend with our nephews (3 and 5 y.o) and they manage to bring poop into every conversation. so funny. :)

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  3. For the young, the postpartum and the elderly, the world revolves around the bowels and my 3 and 4 yr olds will tell you there's nothing funnier than poop, unless your booty is showing and that's pretty hilarious! The obsession never ends!

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