Mama Diaries

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What Heads are For

"Mama," my nine-year-old son said.  "Do you know why we have heads?"

I tried to suppress a grin. "No, Bubba.  I have no idea why we have heads."

"They hold our brains."

"Oh.  Well, I lost my mind a long time ago, so I probably don't need my head," I said.

"But you need it to blink your eyes.  And swallow.  And sometimes sneeze."

I looked at the boy.  "But Bubba, don't you need a brain to be able to do all those things?  I don't have a brain.  So why do I need a head?"

He took his hooded jacket and placed the hood over the top of my head.  "To hold my jacket!"

Of course.

 

47 comments:

  1. It's nice to know our heads are good for something (-:

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    1. Yes. I was beginning to think mine was useless. ;0)

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  2. LOL He's hilarious!

    This story reminds me of how, just because I carry a purse, I have to hold everyone else's stuff—both the husband's and the kids. :)

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    1. Tell me about it! My purse is like a suitcase!

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  3. Congratulations, now you are a coat rack.

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    1. Why, thank you! I'm moving up in the world!

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  4. is it wise to admit to the kid that you have no brain? :) He could use it in cunning and sly ways :)

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    1. He already figured that out. Here's the trick - if he thinks I have no brain, and it turns out I actually do, I can catch him off-guard and totally outsmart him! ;0)

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  5. Of course why else? clever boy.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I would've thought I was a hat-holder. Coats are more impressive though.

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  6. Love it! You have a cute kid! Love his sense of humor. :)

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  7. Haha. What a wise child. :) Fun story!

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    1. Always something entertaining from Bubba.

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    1. I assure you, it was a thrilling experience!

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  9. Well at least it is good for something and you save space too lol

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  10. I don't have a jacket to hold. Why do I have my head? Please ask Bubba. I suspect he knows the answers to many universal mysteries.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I will ask. And yes, he is a wise young man who knows the secrets to life, the universe, and everything!

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  11. Ahhh- now that's one clever boy!

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  12. You two always have amazing exchanges. :)

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    1. It's kind of scary how alike our brains are! God help him! ;0)

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  13. Oh, gosh, LOL! Your son is absolutely precious!! (Have you thought about an ebook, a take-off on Art Linkletter's "Kids Say the Darndest Things?)

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    1. I was actually considering a cartoon version of Mama Diaries. We'll see what happens.

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  14. One of my mom's favorite sayings when I was a kid was this: Why don't you use your head for something other than a hat rack?

    Apparently, she had it all wrong.

    Your son is a clever kid:)

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    1. Haha! Right. Heads are coat racks. There's a difference!

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  15. Leave it to Bubba to come up with an original answer! Who would have thought of that?

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  16. LOL! Glad to see your head isn't useless... XD

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    1. Yes, I was really worried about my head!

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  17. Good that it's useful for something!

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  19. Kids have the best answers! Glad to know if my brain fails I can just grab a coat. :)

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  20. Your conversations never cease to crack me up. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Hope you had a great weekend as well!

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  21. I chuckled, thanks for that. :D X

    shahwharton.com

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