Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Conversations with Gabe

Generally when I talk to Gabe, my seven year old son, it is nothing to write about (Clean your room, no you may not play video games or eat candy all day long)--but yesterday we had a conversation that I though you'd all enjoy:

Gabe:  Mom, does everyone have a home?

Me: Everyone should have a home to protect them from the outside, but no, not everyone has a home.

Gabe: Especially the Africans, huh mom?

Me (Incredulous and wondering why he would even think this way, we have never EVER said anything remotely racist): No Gabe-- anyone can be homeless.  It doesn't matter if you are black or white or any other race.

Gabe:  No mom, I meant in Africa because of the lions and elephants.

Me (sheepishly): Oh.  Yeah, I guess it is pretty important to have protection when you live in Africa.

And a few days ago:

Gabe:  Mom, I don't want to watch Yo Gabba Gabba.

Me:  Then don't watch it.

Gabe (very distraught):  But then what am I going to do if I don't want to play?

Me:  You could work... (??!!)

Yep, I'm blessed with the only kids in the history of time that don't like to "play."  I blame it all on technology.