Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Eleven Year Old's Question

My son walked up while I was sitting down to watch a boring news show. He said, "Dad, I have a question for you."

I try to irritate him as much as possible, so I pretended to answer his unasked question. "When a man and a woman love each other very much . . . "

He said, "No, Dad! Not that!"

I said, "There is nothing more important than continuing the species--the cycle of life."

He said, "Yes there is. I want to know if you'll make cookies out of this cake mix."

I got a good laugh out of his question just because it pegged where he is in life. Girls are disgusting, as are topics involving men and women. Cookies are important!

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