kids say the darndest things

Conversation I never thought I’d have with two 9-year-old boys:

me: <breaks up horseplay between two of my students, scratching one with my ring in the process>

li’l n: Oh, wow! Is that a diamond?

me: Yes, it’s a diamond.

me in my head: Because I’m a MARRIED GROWN UP LADY and we wear such things on our hands.

li’l g: Oh, is that white gold?

me: No, it’s platinum.

li’l g: Oh wow, that’s better than white gold. <5 minute discourse on white gold, the nickel it contains, why wouldn’t you want your gold to just look like gold>

li’l n: <inspects my ring closely> Oh, it’s just like my mom’s.

me in my head: Exactly. Because I am old enough to be your mom.

One reply on “kids say the darndest things”

You know when you’re fifty and they’re asking hubby if you’re his daughter you’ll be happy for your genes (four times to your mom in the hospital visiting me).

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