Dad, can I ask you a question

question markI don’t know what it is about kids and questions. I think all kids tend to ask a lot, and my nine-year-old son is right up there with the best of them. My son often shoots them out with machine-gun speed, and they can range from the weather to his future to sex. Luckily for me, the answer isn’t as important as the next question.

I try to be patient, but sometimes it’s hard. A typical day goes something like this . . .

“At a blood drive, what types of blood do they take?” Well, that’s a good question. I think they take all kinds.

“What does conspicuous mean?” Conspicuous . . . hmmmm . . . well that means t-

“What’s a saloon?” Ummmmmm . . .

“What’s a laxative?” Well, that’s something you take wh-

“What’s the weather going to be like?” The weather looks fine.

“Are we going to have a tornado?” No, I don’t think so.

“Do you need oxygen for a fire?” Ummmm, yes, I think so.

“Is it going to storm?” There might be a small stor-

“What’s your least favorite thing in the world?” Hmmmmm . . . That’s a tough one, I guess it wou-

“If I live to be 60, do you think I’ll still have hair?” Ummmmm, maybe?

“Is there going to be a tornado?” No

“Do you promise it’s not going to be bad weather? Yes, I promi-

“When I grow up, do you think I’d be a good lawyer?” Of course, you would.

“Do you think I’d be a good doctor?” Yes

“Do you think I’d be a good salesman?” Well, ye-

“Where do babies come from?” Well . . . ummmm . . .

“Do you think, when I’m older, I’ll be a good driver?” Of cour-

“Is there going to be a tornado?” No!

“Why don’t adults want to talk about where babies come from?” Ummmmm . . .

“Is the U.S. good at soccer.” Well, not exactl-

“Are we going to have a tornado?” NO!!

“What’s your least favorite thing to eat?” Well, hmmmmm . . . I guess that would be=

“You’re sure we’re not going to have a tornado?” YES! I’m positive!!

“Can we get a dog?” Uh, no.

“Dad? Yes . . .

“I love you.”

Ok. Maybe the patience was worth it.

  5 comments for “Dad, can I ask you a question

  1. Sherri
    June 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    So funny and so Sam!!

    • June 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks, Sherri. You know there’s never a dull moment with that boy around.

  2. Cheyenne Meyer
    June 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    So sweet!

    • June 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks Cheyenne! I’m glad you enjoyed it! I hope you’re having a good summer.

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