Monday, November 23, 2009

dinnertime discussions ...

Did you ever have a day when something your child said made you laugh? or cry? or feel loved? Today was that day in my house. During dinner, Dizzle said two things that I want to remember. Mainly, so that I can remind her of them when she is older.

First, is on the subject of death. It's her current obsession. She wants to know why things die. When they are going to die. And CONSTANTLY tells me she doesn't want to die EVER! Anyway, she was going on about about dying and asked me if I was going to die. I responded with the very neutral, "Yes, Dizzle. Everyone dies someday. Hopefully, that day won't come until I am very, very old." She then told me, "I will miss you when you die. How about we die together so that we can play together when we are dead?" I instantly got choked up on the sweetness of that statement. Then I laughed, because really, it was kind of funny in a morbid kind of way.

Dizzle's second hot topic today was bedtime. While we were eating dinner, she asked me what we were going to do after we finished. I said, "Nothing. We are going to go to bed." Dizzle looked at me and said, "OK, but I want to stay up for ten minutes."(Mind you, it was 5:30). I said, "OK" Then she tried to negotiate 11 minutes. Then 20. I said, "Yes, Dizzle you can stay up for 20 minutes, but you have to go to bed right after that." She smiled and screamed,"Really?!?! WE CAN STAY UP FOR 20 MINUTES!" She was so excited and I couldn't stop laughing because she had just given herself a bedtime that was an hour and ten minutes earlier than usual.

Oh to be four ...

5 comments:

Fay said...

Funny....I got an out-of-the-blue question this morning, "Mommy, what happens when you die?" Seriously? From a 3-year-old? Apparently she and K. have been talking again!

Kerrie T. said...

Okay, that second one was sooooo hilarious! Total LOL moment!

And you are right about the first thing -- morbidly funny. It's interesting. One of my earliest memories (probably when I was 4) was sitting at our dining room table crying that I didn't want my mom to die. I'm lucky to still have her around. She's far away, but I wish I could give her a hug right now. :)

PS: On an ENTIRELY different note, but funny...the Word Verification below is "textes." I know it's very 13-year-old-boy of me, but I giggled.

Katie A. said...

Love it!
I also love how you have managed to get them to think that it is so much later than it is with the time change! You are sooo smart!
Have a great Tuesday! ;)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Sooo funny!! Would have been funny had you put her to be before 6PM..

Kasey said...

kids are the best aren't they! mine are always saying and doing the craziest stuff! that stuff is so funny! my little 5 year old boy is always trying to negotiate his bed time too! HA!