philosophy at age eight

“If you cannot control your peanut butter, you cannot expect to control your life.”
~ Judah-ism

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Because you made me

Husband: “Jude, why are you a boy?”
Jude (son, 6 years old): “Because I’m a kid and my name is Jude.”
Husband: “Mae, why are you a girl?”
Mae (7 years old): “I don’t know!”
Me: “What makes you a girl?”
Mae: “Because you want me to?!”
Me: “What makes you a boy, Jude?”
Jude: “Because you made me!” ~ early 2002

Even at such a young age, my son communicates in emphatic statements and my daughter in questions, and appeals for approval. Without a doubt, their personalities play a part in this. But even while the little snippet above illustrates their ignorance about sex and gender, it also showcases its effect on them at such a young age.


Heart said...

New Judah-ism:

(Jumping on trampoline with aunt, uncle, cousins after stepping in cat throw-up at my house): "I love everything here. Even the bad things. Like stepping in throw-up. It's nostalgic."


Love your blog!

miakodo said...

'It's nostalgic', hah hah!
No one's ever asked me why I started keeping track. I think it's self-evident. :D