Monday, March 29, 2010

A Conversation to Remember!

There are so many times during the week that Allison says something that makes Curtis and I look at each other with a "wow, how does she know that?" look on our faces.

She loves learning and her books of choice are non-fiction. She has two shelves on her bookcase that are strictly reference books. They are filled with encyclopedias, dictionaries and fact based books that interest her.

Her favorite television programs are on Discovery, TLC, History and Food Network. She could care less about cartoons, Hannah Montana or any of those other programs geared towards kids her age.

She remembers everything she reads or hears and uses that knowledge to carry on adult conversations when it's appropriate. It's like living with a little grown up!

We, obviously, are very proud of her. However, to be honest here, we sometimes forget that she's only 8 years old. Therefore, when a conversation like the following happens, it's a gentle reminder of how innocent and young she actually is.

A Conversation between Mommy and Allison while walking home from the bus stop last week.

Allison: "Hey Mom, I think when I'm 16 I'll be having a baby."

Mom: "What? Why would you think that?"
(I was calm to her but freaking inside!)

Allison: "Well. I know you get a baby by hanging around boys and I have a lot of friends that are boys so I'll probably have a baby when I'm 16."

Mom: "Well Allison. You are right that you need a boy to have a baby but you don't get a baby by just having boys as friends . . . and we'll talk more about that when you are older."

Allison: "Okay Mom. Can I play outside for a little?"

Whew! I know it won't be long until I'll have to go into more detail but for now, I would like to keep her my little girl for just a while longer.

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1 comment:

Darlene said...

Oh my I bet your heart did skip a beat!!!!! I also think "only child" girls act, and we seem to treat them as more mature than children with siblings. Actually Lexi asked me some detailed questions just a few days ago, so we had some of "the big talk". At 11 she definitely thought it was pretty

Hope you are having a great day!


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