Thursday, November 8, 2007

Do thieves have mothers?


On the way to school in the car this morning Leigh asked: "Do thieves have mothers?"

I considered the question carefully. Sometimes her quizzes are typical childish quests for knowledge, but often they are tests designed to determine the level of my social comprehension which in her view is sometimes sadly lacking.

"Yes, they do," I eventually said, confident this one is not a trick question. I mean, it's a straight forward birds and bees matter and she knows that everything that breathes has to have a mother of some kind, right?

But alas "No, they don't," she says.

"Every living thing has a mother, Leigh."

"Thieves don't, you dummy!" she replies with friendly indulgence.

"How come?" I ask.

"Because they don't get born!"

4 comments:

WeBSteR TwelB said...

There are few people in the blogging world that I give my loyalty (i.e. me coming often in their blogs) and I definitely come to your blog often.

Your entries are great! The latest is just..well i have mixed emotions...it's so short but my attention was definitely caught.

It sort of remember me about kids asking me those kind of questions and I really have to answer them...

My reply was don't talk to me or go home... and they say nothing...

And it's quite philosophical and Leigh is a good philosopher ^_^

So this is Leigh now??

pretty pictures.

Krokodil said...

She never ceases to amaze me!

JD "The Uneasy Supplicant" said...

Really nice post. Brought a smile to my face, and reminded me of when my children were alot younger. I have to mention, I love the image. Great job!
~JD

Krokodil said...

I appreciate that,JD. My life revolves around this beautiful child to a large extend.