Tuesday, November 16, 2004

WERE YOU ALIVE

I never really felt 'old' until the day when one of my kids asked me "Mommy, were there dinosaurs when you were little?"  Oh come on!  That was really below the belt (which tends to hang lower now days... so you know thats LOW!). 

'Oh yes', I replied with exaggeration... 'We used to watch the T-Rex chase the triceratops around the field outside our cave!'

'You lived in a cave?' (when will I learn that sarcasm is wasted on children?)

'Of course, how else could we survive the ice age?'

'Was it cold?'

'Not after the volcano erupted and melted the ice'

'Nuh uh... you're lying!'

'Oh yeah... how do you know?'

'Cos the ice age put the volcanos out... so the vocanos didn't melt the ice age.  Is that why you have blubber, to keep warm?  Jack Crust-toe says that whales and walruses have blubber to keep them warm.  Are you an Eskimoe caveman-lady?'

Between the blubber, Jack Crust-toe (Jaques Cousteau) and the caveman-lady I was having a heck of a hard time keeping a straight face and finally confessed that I was not around when the dinasaurs roamed the earth, but I packed a healthy layer of blubber just incase the ice age came back and I'd have to become a caveman-lady until the volcanos could melt the ice again. 

This conversation between Becca and I happened 8 years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.  Sometimes I watch my kids and wonder what kind of children they will have... and what kind of parents they will be for them.  I hope... I hope they are blessed with wonderful kids like the ones I have... I hope that even if I haven't been the greatest role model as far as housekeeping and intellect goes, that my kids take my laughter with them and share it with their own children.  And I hope Becca's little girls asks her about living with the dinosaurs and blubber!

9 comments:

astaryth said...

That was sooo cute! Isn't it funny the things your remember about when they were little?
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kimbellina1957 said...

GIRL, YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE ME SPIT COKE UPON MY MONITOR!! THAT JACK CRUST-TOE DID IT FOR ME, (I AM STILL SITTIN HERE JIGGLIN IN MY CHAIR LAUGHING AS I TYPE THIS) BUT THE ONE THING I FEEL, IS THAT YOUR CHILDREN WILL DEFINITELY TAKE YOU WITH THEM (YOUR LAUGHTER)WHEN THEY GO ONTO BEING ADULTS AND RAISING CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN. (YOU WILL BE SQUARE IN THE CENTER OF THEIR HEARTS) AND I BET YOU WILL WRITE SOMEDAY IN YOUR JOURNAL HOW BECCAS CHILD ASKED HER ABOUT DINOSAURS.:)
GREAT ENTRY, AS ALWAYS.
KIM.

xxlilfweak1231xx said...

as always, the mountain dew went up the wrong way......  but i know for sure that if i ever feel like i am choking on something i will run to the computer with a purple face and click on the lil heart that says "dorn-the funny one"....  and i will need no help from anyone.....  cause i will get it up my nose!!!  lol   have a good one
rachel

csandhollow said...

Thank you for that wonderful memory. I wonder what the dinosaurs will be when her kids grow up?

dingoatemybaby02 said...

hahahaha!! i wasn't having that great of a day until i read this!! thanks dorn you're the best!

maxina3777 said...

I really like your journal, it is the best i think! Do you or anyone else know of any great ones I can read? Your sooo funny. That is a sweet memory. Put a greta big smile on my face.

purplectigger said...

What a great memory. Kid's say the darnest things. As always I now have my laugh for the day. Thanks.
Have a great day.
R.C.

sdoscher458 said...

Oh, your kids are going to be great...you have a wonderful sense of humor and wit.  That really is the best thing..sending your kids out into the world knowing they can take on anything....Sandi

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