Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Death and Tandem Nursing: A 3-Year-Old's Perspective

Conversation #1: (At random, in the kitchen.)

3-YEAR-OLD BOY: Mom, am I going to die?

ME: Well, yes, 3-year-old boy. We are all going to die someday, but not for a really long time.

3-YEAR-OLD BOY: You mean you and dad are going to die?!?

ME: Yes, but when we're really old. ]

3-YEAR-OLD BOY: You mean I'm not going to have a mom and dad?!?

ME: 3-year-old boy, we are all going to die one day, but me and Daddy aren't going to die until you are really old, too, and have lots of kids of your own.

3-YEAR-OLD BOY: But, I don't want to die. (putting his head, face-down, on my knee)

ME: 3-year-old boy, do you know what dying is?


(That's one way to put it.)

Conversation #2: (As the 3-year-old boy was watching me trying a new twin tandem nursing position during the 3 three and under's nap time.)

3-YEAR-OLD BOY: What da heck, Mom!

ME: What, 3-year-old boy?

3-YEAR-OLD BOY: Did you buy doze boobs?

ME: No, 3-year-old boy. I came with them.

3-YEAR-OLD BOY: Well what are dey for?

ME: They are so I can feed the babies.

3-YEAR-OLD BOY: Well you can just feed dem yogurt!

ME: Yes, well, sometimes they need my milk, too.

3-YEAR-OLD BOY: Why do dey?

ME: Because it's good for them.

3-YEAR-OLD BOY: Okay. Good night.

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Angela @ Nine More Months said...

I love the things that 3 year olds say. My 3 year old often says funny things regarding my boobs and his 8 month old brother. I need to start writing them down, though.

Lydia said...

I love the things that my kids say and their thinking behind it. my favorite about nursing is when the baby is crying and someone says "he wants the boob mom."

Anonymous said...

THAT IS HILLARIOUS!!! He is such a thinker.

alessandra said...

You made me laugh out loudly ( and I'm at office, alone ;) thanks!

Keeley said...

Ahahahahaaaa!!!! Poor little guy, being so upset about dying. I love it being obnoxious! What a fabulous word for a 3 year old. =D

And "What the heck?" Hahahahaa!!! =D =D


Heidi said...

I love 3 year olds! Ok they drive me crazy sometimes too...but mostly I love them!

Living It, Loving It said...

I have had these conversations before! Kids are awesome.

Tyler said...

Just wanted ya to know I figured out the commenting thing..( just had to be logged in to blogger)

Sounds like a funny little boy you have on your hands over there!! :)

Bethany Cox said...

He is freakin awesome. I want him. did he get the word obnoxious from his dad?

Cheryl B. said...

glad to know yours are 'all-natur-al' ;-p ya know - as in not due to implants or the like o:-b

ya, I'm back, B-U-S-Y week!!!!!!

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Yes, Bethany, DEFINITELY got that word from his dad!