Thursday, June 26, 2008

Confession: My oldest child is not normal

Yesterday, we're standing in line at the discount bread store and Alex began talking to me about gas prices.

Let me back up, Alex listens to NPR *every* morning. he's weird. I get that LOL

He thought it would be a great idea for the government to step in and set controls on gas prices like other countries do. I patted him on the head and said "You're becoming a little socialist"

Alex asked me why that why socialism was so bad. Mind you, this is a child I was having a conversation about the French involvement in Vietnam at age [b]8[/b]. I looked him square in the eye and said it counterproductive to our free market economy. :p

He said "oh" like of course every 11 year old boy knows exactly what that means.

There was this old couple standing in line behind us and they both had the biggest grins on their faces. You could just tell they were trying not to crack up.

We got home and the kids were outside playing so I decided to watch the news...err the Daily Show.

Alex came in and started busting a up laughing and said "Mommy! I get it! I actually really get these jokes. This is really funny!" and then started explaining the joke. He wants to watch the Daily Show with me now.

I swear, I've ruined this child.


  1. I am cracking up. I have a feeling Ma and Pa Kettle might be grimacing, rather than grinning, at your "little socialist" comment had that conversation happened, say, in the pacific northwest. ;) LOL!

  2. so true, laura, so true lol


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