Mama Diaries

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ancient Mama

"Mama," my eight-year-old son said. "Are you as old as a fossil?"

Hmmm.  I had to do some calculating.  "Yes, Bubba, I am as old as a fossil.  In fact, I was around to see the first Tyrannosaurus Rex hatch out of its egg."

He looked at me kind of funny. "Really, Mama?  Because that T Rex had to have a mommy and daddy T Rex to make him."

Oh.  Yeah.  The age old "What came first, the chicken or the egg?".

I gave that a little bit of thought.  "It was a mutation, Bubba. The parents of the T Rex weren't exactly T Rexes.  The baby I saw was the first real T Rex."

Bubba scratched his head.  "Mama.  You're making this stuff up.  And you're only forty-one, so you're not as old as a fossil."

Right. So much for my great story!





 

46 comments:

  1. This gave me a good laugh! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I have to wonder why he asked if I was as old as a fossil in the first place!

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  3. I just commented on a different site . . . I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone . . .

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    1. Of course you're in the Twilight Zone. You've entered my world!

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  4. haha, it sounds like ya had him going there for a minute ;)

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  5. Thanks for sharing, this made me chuckle which was badly needed.

    Yvonne.

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  6. I thought it was a cool story. I can't wait to tell my son I used a typewriter and listened to records!

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    1. Ha! I did that, too. Does that make us ancient?

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  7. I'm the one who's a fossil. You are barely past childhood.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Ha! So were you around when single celled organisms were the only creatures to inhabit the oceans?

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    2. Yes. Elvis Aaron Schwarz is even older than I am. Parts of him are fossilized.

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  8. Funny! I love how children process time ;D
    So cute~

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    1. They have no concept of time, do they?

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  9. LOL! This is absolutely darling :)

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    1. Thanks! My son sure comes up with some good ones.

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  10. Making stuff up is fun. :) I like how he ended up answering his own question.

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    1. Makes me wonder why he even asked in the first place.

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    1. Glad you got a good chuckle out of it.

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  12. Hahaha! Bubba knows T-Rex is definitely older than 41 years old!

    Nas

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  13. Bubba is hilarious.
    Spawn did ask me whether I was around at the same time as dinosaurs, if TV was invented back in my days and alluded to the fact that I was so old, that I was basically on first names terms with Jesus. :)

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  14. He can do that math, your story was busted.

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    1. Yeah. I guess he must be learning something in school.

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  15. When all else fails and you don't know the answer, just make it up. When called on it, look the skeptical in the eye and dare him, "Well, Google it, then."

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  16. Bubba's so funny as always. I enjoyed reading this first thing in the morning.

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    1. I can just imagine you sipping your coffee and chuckling at my kid's antics.

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  17. LOL! He might not have believed your story, but at least he no longer thinks you're as old as a fossil!

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  18. Why'd he ask in the first place?

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  20. LOL, glad he figured out that you are not as old as a fossil. : )

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  21. And they say kids say the darndest things. I think it's Mama who says the darndest things--LOL! ;)

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    1. Ha! Yeah, I come up with some good ones, don't I?

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  22. You got yourself a great source of material between the kiddos and the pup.

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    1. I sure do. Maybe in my spare time I'll write a book about all of it!

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