Friday, 13 March 2009

The funny things they say

Overheard today as my son and daughter were supposed to be tidying up the living room from my son: "well, I'm the boss you see, and bosses stand and tell other people how to do the job...". Nice try, son.

And an example of why you should always ask the context before answering a child's question. My son asked me "what's a cannibal, Mummy?". I, fresh from re-reading Willard Price's Cannibal Adventure (not to the children just for my own pleasure!), gave an explanation of people eating other people, and how different species can be cannibals if they eat members of their own species. My son looked thoughtful, then said "but why are they so heavy though?". Now we were both confused. Further questioning shed light: he meant a *cannonball*. I had been wondering where he'd heard about cannibals...

3 comments:

Joxy said...

Oh excellent, that did make me laugh lol.

arwen_tiw said...

Hahaha oops! Sometimes the question is really not what we think, huh?

dottyspots said...

ROFL!