Thursday, January 8, 2009

Why God Made Moms

There is an e-mail being circulated by my friends and family that highlight some funny answers 2nd graders gave when asked questions regarding their moms. Now, I am a skeptic. I have no doubt that these were the answers that some 2nd graders gave, but I can't help but dilute the joyous answers by asking my own questions like: 'who is this child', 'how was the test administered', and 'how much coaching did Mom and Dad do'.

Yes, I agree I need to rest my brain and just enjoy the intention of the e-mail. I'm working on it. To help me, I decided to ask my 6-year old LittleMan these questions. I was curious to hear what he had to say.

I asked these questions (with no threat of punishment if he should say something I don't like) to LittleMan, and I wrote exactly what he said - eliminating the "um"s and "uh"s. I told him there were no right answers, and that I would not think him silly or stupid for any answer he gave. These questions were for fun. I offered no prompting, and I sat staring at my laptop until he came up with an answer that I typed. He smiled at me a time or two to see if I would react to an answer. I did not. I merely said, "Thanks, sweetie", after the last question was answered.

Here is how it went...

1. Why did God make mothers?
LittleMan - "To take care of children"

2. How did God make mothers?
LittleMan - "I only want to give one answer. Maybe he gives hearts as blood."
Note: I have no idea what other answers he had swirling around his head.

3. What ingredience are mothers made out of?
LittleMan - "Blood... and brain."

4. Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
LittleMan - "God really had to pick who is nice and not a mean one. You were one of the nice ones."

5. What kind of little girl was your Mom?
LittleMan - "Like my sister. She loves cheese."

6. What did Mom need to know about Dad before she married him?
LittleMan - "How to behave at him, and he had to learn to be almost like a mom... but not quite."
Note: ?!?!?!?!?! I almost broke my vow to be impartial to ask him what he meant. I still haven't asked LittleMan. It seems better off unexplained.

7. Why did your Mom marry your Dad?
LittleMan - "He was nice to you, and you loved each other and liked each other... and all that stuff."

8. Who is the boss at your house?
LittleMan - "You. Mom and Dad."

9. What is the difference between moms and dads?
LittleMan - "Mom has long hair, and Dad has short hair. Mom has different socks than Dad."

10. What does Mom do in her spare time?
LittleMan - "What is spare?"
Me - "What do I do when you are at school?"
LittleMan - "Wash the dishes and do the laundry."

11. What would it take for your Mom to be perfect?
LittleMan - "Have lots of brains"
Note: Oh, man that's funny. Either my son is saying that I'm not the brightest bulb in the lot, or he thinks it takes a lot of intelligence to be perfect. Whatever - both answers are funny.

12. If you could change one thing about your Mom what would it be?
LittleMan - "Make the house more clean."
Note: Brutal! Out of the mouth of babes...


All Things BD said...

Oh, man, the different socks and keeping the house clean killed me. I'll have to do this with my kids, too.

DJ said...

The cheese answer is really funny. You and your daughter must really like cheese. :)
And I am curious to know what he meant in #6.

Anonymous said...

`I wish I could remember what Lil'Man said when he was here. He just started talking to Grandma about Jesus and God..out of the clear blue sky. I just listened and was amazed at his simple insight and connection.

Tiffany T said...

ATBD - Okay, dearie, consider this your latest meme from me :). I would LOVE to see what your girls say. And what is up with the house cleaning? Did you put him up to that?!

DJ - I think this is one of those situational answers. We just had sandwiches with cheese in them, and LittleMan does NOT like cheese... except on this sandwich. That's the only explanation I can think of for this funny answer.

AnonyMom - I remember that. I'm so glad you told me about it, but I wish I was blogging at the time, so I could have recorded his thoughts on Jesus.