Perpetual Plan B

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another Conversation With Austin

In the car today:

Austin: "Hey mom, you know the light pole at (our next-door-neighbor) Logan's house?"

Me: "Yes."

Austin: "Well, your tongue doesn't stick when you put it on it."

Me: "How do you know?"

Austin: "Because I tried it yesterday."

Me, freaking out because it was WAY below freezing: "Austin, you know that's not a good idea..... Just because people do things in the movies doesn't mean you won't get hurt if you do it..." etc., etc., blah, blah, blah....

Austin, without missing a beat: "Mom when you get old enough to get a job, do you know what you're going to do?"

Me, not really sure which direction this conversation is going to go: "Um, I don't know."

Austin: "Well, I really want you to be the driver on The Polar Express."

Me, relieved: "I'll see what I can do. When I get old enough, that is."

Austin: "Deal."

1 comment:

The Gathering Place said...

You have to love the things kids say! Let's hope he doesn't lose that sense of optimism and excitement (but forgets about the tongue sticking experiment)!
P.S. My house is much less exciting than my sister's house. I will post a few pictures, but we live pretty normal lives (and even have our own share of fingerprints)!