Friday, May 22, 2009

How Does Your Child See You?

As I was having brunch with Sage today, he began telling me stories about Basil. I jokingly asked him, “Can I be Daddy?”

Sage: If you want to be daddy, you have to act like Daddy.
Nutmeg: What is Daddy like?

Sage: Well, let’s see. (thinking)
First, you have to talk like a big adult boy.
Second, you have to take a bath 4 times a day, 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening.
Third, you have to move fast, esp. when you eat… super fast.
Fourth, after you play DS, you don’t switch it off. You just leave it
with the yellow lights blinking till you play with it again.

Nutmeg: Okay, so those are the things that will make me Daddy?
Sage: Yup. Ooh, and one more thing, you have to get angry like Daddy.

I could have asked more questions but Basil entered the room.

These are observations made by a 5 year old boy. Funny, how a child sees us. Children may seem so young and innocent but they always have a simple and honest opinion about the things around them. If I were to ask your child, how do you think he’ll describe you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with that. Kids can be so brutally honest sometimes too but that's what we love about them.

It;s interesting, the way they view life, isn't it?
I always loved watching that Bill Cosby show, makes me laugh my butt off :)