Boxing kid
June 14, 2013

boxingkidMum: What are you doing?

Son: I’m boxing – I’m being a boxing kid. Imagine if I went to training every day and I got really good and I was against adults and they say to me, “What kind of kid is this?” and I say, “I’m a boxing kid! And I train every day and this is my boxing lesson!”

Senior weight training
April 19, 2013

seniorweightsSon: Is that a weight-lifter?

Mum: They are weights on the ends and you do lift it, but it’s called a dumbbell.

Son: Why don’t you use it?

Mum: Dumbbells are for when people want to have big muscley arms. I don’t want my arms to be very muscley. Men tend to use them more than women.

Son: I’m too little to use it though aren’t I?

Mum: Yes.

Son: And I still won’t be old enough when I’m 10 will I?

Mum: No.

Son: Maybe when I’m 77?

Mum: It’s a possibility.

Old and lazy
April 12, 2013

oldandlazyD: My teacher says that when you get older you get a bit lazier. I wish I was younger, so I could brush my teeth faster.

Me: You’re not that old! If you were much younger you wouldn’t have any teeth to brush!

D: Oh yes, because I’d be a baby and babies don’t have teeth… So, because YOU’RE old, you’re really lazy!

Knocking on the next decade
October 10, 2012

D: How old are you?

Me: I can’t remember… 36.

D: I can’t count that high. I can only count to 40. I go up, and then back down again. Up and back down. Up-down.

Me: You’ll be able to count to 36 then – it comes before 40.

D: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… …22, 23, 24 – what comes next?

Me: 25.

D: 25 – what comes next?

Me: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 – that’s how old I am – and then it’s 37, 38, 39, 40.

D: So you’re nearly 40?


Mind the memory gap!
August 2, 2012

D: If your parents call you your name when you’re a baby, how do you know your name when you’re five?
Me: What do you mean? It would be the same name you were given when you were a baby.
D: But how would you remember it? – I’m a bit forgetful.
Me: People would remind you because they would call you it all the time.
D: Oh yes, I see…

Does age matter?
July 8, 2012

D: It’s boring having adults as my family.
Me: But adults can just be big kids too
D: No they can’t, they’re too big and they need to be 4 or 5 or 6. How old are you?
Me: 36
D: That is old. You’ll be in heaven soon and I’ll have no mummy.

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