November 1, 2013 by Katia
Ah Kids, they say the darndest things! Like that entire year of my son’s life between ages two and three when he kept staring at the little space between the closet and the wall in his room and referring to it as Harrison. Harrison was his friend, who is right there, mama!
*Raising his finger and pointing to the SAME darndest spot every single darndest time*
With his finger pointing up to that dark corner he would cheerfully encourage me to say hi to his friend, while I was screaming and running away on the inside. And it didn’t matter that I knew full well that my son had a super vivid imagination or that an older boy my son looked up to by the name of Harrison used to attend his daycare and that creepy Harrison appeared very shortly after he graduated or even the fact that Harrison had green hair. I. Was. Freaking. Out. On the inside.
I like knowing that there’s a beyond, a deeper layer to life, I just don’t enjoy first-hand- evidencing it.
Here are some other disturbing thought provoking conversations I’ve had with my son.
- Mommy, say hi to Harrison!
Oh, is Harrison here? Is he happy?
Yes! He’s with his nanny, can you see her? Say hello, mom!
Oh, his nanny is here too? Does she look happy???
- 37 Year Old is late from work.
4 Year Old: I really think that Abba* died.
*panicking because, duh, of course he did and not only do I have to deal with this, but in the meantime I must also fake parental calmness and reassurance?!*
- A little girl is talking to her mommy on the playground. She’s not smiling but otherwise seems OK.
4 Year Old: does she need to know where her daddy is? (shrugging casually) Maybe she thinks that he’s dead?
- I take my son to the bathroom early in the morning. He washes his hands in front of the large mirror.
4 Year Old: AAAAAAAAAAA!!!Oh, sorry, I thought you were a zombie. (polite smile)
*** DO YOUR KIDS TELL YOU CREEPY THINGS?***
* Abba – the Hebrew word for dad.
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