One of my favourite things about being around kids is listening to them talk. With not a care in the world, and a lack of any “filter”, the things that come out of a kid’s mouth can either leave you with your jaw hitting the floor, or your belly cramping up in extreme pain after fits of laughter.
Ever the animated kid, X-Man tends to do both to us, depending upon the conversation he comes out with.
On a recent 40 minute drive with X-Man, he and I ended up covering the following topics – all of which were started “out-of-the-blue” by X-Man himself:
A debate about whether or not it’s Santa who brings presents to him at Christmas. Apparently he thinks it’s his parents who do that. Quote “I don’t think it’s Santa who brings me the presents at Christmas…I think it’s my mom and dad”. Without alluding to the truth, I ask him why he thinks this. Turns out (big surprise) he heard this at the school playground. Lucky for me he suddenly changed topics mid-talk…no further explanation needed on my part. Phew!
A confession that he is ALWAYS going to live with his parents. I ask “don’t you want to live in your own house one day?” to which X-Man responds “Nooooo I don’t want to live in my own house – it’s too much work!” Lol…I guess he pays more attention to the things his mom and dad do than we thought he did.
Numerous short conversations about the various cars we pass on the road and what types of motors they have in them and how much horsepower they have. He’s definitely a chip off the ‘ol block. When it comes to cars, he speaks a whole other language I barely understand. This reminded me of the time we were at a local fair waiting in line for a ride and he yells out to me “Look! This ride has 2 drive shafts!”