9.23.2006

age confusion

We have a sweet friend, Christi, from Birmingham who has decided to come live with us this year. She works with me in the mornings teaching the kids as a way to cover her room and board. Having her here has been an amazing blessing to our family and to my sanity.
The funny thing is that the kids can't quite seem to grasp what age category to put her in. They have made some really funny comments that I've been meaning to share.
One morning she was helping me load the kids in the car and Oliver asked her, "When are you going to have a baby?" She started laughing and tried to explain how she would prefer to have a husband BEFORE having a baby. Then as a follow-up question as we were leaving her, he asked, "Are you allowed to stay home by yourself?" revealing his uncertainty to her age. I guess she is allowed to get pregnant, but not stay home alone. Nicholas tried to explain to Oliver that if someone was old enough to drive a car, then they are old enough to stay home alone. His explanation seemed logical enough.
Just the other day, Oliver was looking in Christi's room and saw her "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. He suspiciously asked, "Are you old enough to watch that?" I guess he just can't decide whether she's a child or adult.

4 comments:

G. Twilley said...

I think it's pretty awesome to think of the processes of logic that are going through his mind to come up with the questions - even if the processes are a little short @ this point:-). Good thing big brother Nick is there to lay it out for him when times get tough;-).

keri said...

its fun to see how their little minds work.

Dado said...

That little guy knows the importance of understanding & context.

Turn your ear to wisdom & apply your heart to understanding.
Call out for insight & cry aloud for understanding. Prov. 2:2-3

He's got the right idea.

jess said...

I don't know which I'm more jealous of...that she gets to move to Cali to live with you or that you have a live-in helper!?! How wonderful for you both ;)
Love the quotes...