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From the mouth of babes…

Day 8 #HAWMC: Best conversation I had this week

“Try writing script-style (or with dialogue) today to recap an awesome conversation you had this week.”

In order to set this up, I need you to understand some brief details of significant importance…

1) I have 5 year old fraternal twin boys.

2) Said twin boys are lovingly referred to as, “Thing 1” and “Thing 2”.

3) Said twin boys both have moderate to severe language and comprehension delays as assessed back in the Fall of 2010.  My family and I all have to work diligently to help not one, but two little boys so desperate for us to understand them.

4) Both boys are progressing very well not only at home, but also at school, where they are students in a french-language only, all day kindergarten class.

5) I am both surprised and pleased that I do not drink (and no longer smoke) having five children, the youngest of which are 5 year old fraternal twin boys.

Thing 2: “Mummy, we not say, ‘What the hell?'”

Me: “No, sweetheart, only Mummies and Daddies can say that.”

Thing 2: “We not say, ‘What the hell.'”

Me: “That’s right.”

(I can hear Shane trying not to bust a gut in the kitchen. He can see Thing 2’s highly animated facial expressions during this very deep conversation)

Thing 1 (not wanting to feel left out of this particularly grown-up convo): “Only police man say, ‘Holy shit, man?'”

Me: (O.O)

(At this point, I’m surprised I’m not drinking.  Also surprised Shane hasn’t evacuated his bladder as this conversation of these two little boys continues to progress)

Me: “Uh, pardon?”

Thing 1 repeats.  Verbatim.

Me, again: “Uh….no.  I mean! ‘YES!’ Only the police man can say that.”


Thing 1: “Right, only police man say, ‘Holy shit, man.'”

So now I’m thinking three things…

1) I want a drink.

2) I want to know who’s had a run-in with a police man who said, “Holy shit, man!”

3) I’d better formulate my plan for when the school calls. 😉


This post was written in participation of WEGO Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge, April 2012.


1 Comment

  1. Tracy

    From the mouth of babes indeed. Such a wonderfully open and fresh look on life they have. So fun to read and am somewhat relieved to be past those conversationa with the nephews that make you have to straight face a response while biting on your inner cheek. 😀

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