Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Kids say the darndest things!
Yes, even kids that are my children ages come up with stuff that will still leave my mouth open. I really don't know where they get this stuff from. My hubby had some white pain pills that was in a clear packet and he had sat the pills on the arm of the couch. When I told our 16 year old to straighten up the living room and fluff the pillows on the couch, she saw hubby pain pills but didn't know they were his. She turns to me and said, "Mom, are these your birth control pills?" I was watching television and almost choked on my spit when she asked me that. I thought she was just playing so I calmly said no they were not. I didn't know that she didn't know they were pain pills so I just left it at that. The question wasn't as shocking as to what she asked next. She then turned to hubby and said, "well if they not mom's birth control, are they yours?" My eyes got so big that I was really at a loss for words. I just didn't expect that. I told her that men don't take birth control pills and that the pills were hubby's pain pills. She said, "oh okay."
So as we were just sitting there talking about this and that, 16 year old tells hubby that just because she is 16 doesn't mean that she doesn't like doing kid stuff. She said that she wants to remember being this age because she knows it won't last long. She said pretty soon she'll be up doing her own thing and paying bills and that she is just not ready for that to happen. I don't really have a clue as to where this conversation is going so I'm just listening. She then tells hubby that she would like to string up some popcorn and put it on the Christmas tree. String popcorn? What? She tells hubby that she has done that and would like that to be part of her childhood. Even though they have done it before when they were younger, they just don't remember it. So she goes over to pop some popcorn and while she is stringing it, she calls her brother in the room as well. The quicker that she gets it strung, the more he is eating off the string. They are having fun and she says, "You are such a munchkin but I will remember this forever." Where do they get this stuff from!!!