Lunaya Pravda

12 July 2007

Conversations with the young

J (age 10) is folding laundry and picks up a bra. Clearly horrified by it, he holds it delicately between forefinger and thumb so as to minimize skin contact.

Me: It doesn't have cooties, you know.

J: No, it's worse. It has boobies!

Me: Actually, right now, it doesn't, but some day you may not mind them so much.

J: Gross! I'm NEVER going to smother my face in them, if that's what you're thinking. (pauses) Well, maybe I won't mind them so much after I'm 21.

Kids can be such a trip.