Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ramblings: Privacy Please

I was sick last night, so after the little boys went to bed, Jeremy took Alex and Maddie to get some ice cream. When they sat down, Alex said to Jeremy in a very serious voice, "Dad, I have a question for you, but I've been waiting to ask you in private."

It's funny that he phrased it like that, but I'm sure Jeremy got a bit nervous regarding what subject matter was going to be brought up if "privacy" was needed for the explanation. Alex has been bugging us lately about wanting another brother or sister and how that comes about, about what "bad things" could possibly be on the internet, and exactly what are all the curse words out there.

So when Jeremy asked him what his question was, he said, "Dad, what are taxes?" Ahh. He threw Dad an easy one. He saves the dicey questions for me, I guess.

And after that explanation, he said (with very funny phrasing again), "I would really like to arrange a time when I could shoot a real gun."

What?! Taxes and firearms? He must be watching CNN secretly or something.

6 comments:

Travis and Jamie Shepherd said...

Too funny!!!!! What is it with kids and wanting to know everything? Trenton asks crazy questions sometimes, though his vocabulary is not quite as sophisticated, and I asked him why he needed to know and he said because he is just a kid and doesn't know everything yet. Oh brother.

Laura said...

Hey Jamie,
Does your mom have an email address? my mom wanted to know...

Travis and Jamie Shepherd said...

Yes, it is grammynette@gmail.com. I'm sure that she would LOVE to hear from your mom. She misses her Texas friends. Most the ladies she is around are really old. Seriously.

Laura said...

Great. Yeah, she's going to email her.

Mary Ann said...

I don't know how you find the time to keep up your blog with your busy life but it's very entertaining. I love the glimpses into Alex's funny world and the twins' mad destructive powers. They have a dark gift.

Laura said...

HI! Good to see you on here! Yeah, if only they would use their forces for good instead of evil...