"Mama," my nine-year-old son said. "Did you know that stress can kill you?"
"Yes," I said. "Everybody knows that."
"Did you know that sleeping can kill you, too?"
"Um, no. How so?" I asked.
"If you sleep a long time, your arteries will clog up. Then blood won't be able to get to your brain or heart. And then you'll have a heart attack or stroke. Which will make you die."
"Oh," I said. "But if I don't sleep then that will be a stress on my body, which will produce the hormone, cortisol, which will give me a heart attack or brain aneurism, which will make me die."
My son thought about that. "Yeah."
"So I'm going to die either way," I said.
I think I'll sleep. It's the better way to go!
So is that why we recite the prayer with our kids....ReplyDelete
"If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take"?
Morbid but true.
Where does your son get these ideas?ReplyDelete
He watches way too many science programs!Delete
I laughed at your last line. Very good.ReplyDelete
On the paper towels? I dunno, never used Viva before today. They are a tighter roll and more fabric like. So far this morning, I'm still using the same one in my bucket (prep bucket for wipe downs).
Well, I hope you like Viva, because you're going to be using that brand for a very long time!Delete
Yes, I think sleeping is the better way to go (-:ReplyDelete
spiders can also kill you while you sleep.... just sayin'....ReplyDelete
Great, Dezzy! Now I'm going to lie awake worrying about the spiders, which will create stress, which will produce cortisol, which will give me a heart attack, and then I'll die in bed, not even having the luxury to sleep through it! LOL!Delete
That's hilarious. You just can't win.ReplyDelete
Nope. Death gets you either way. ;)Delete
LOL I agree!ReplyDelete
I think most people would!Delete
I'm all for sleeping!Delete
Seconded! I totally need more sleep, especially after this weekend. I love these little insights the kiddos bring us. =)ReplyDelete
I never feel like I get enough sleep!Delete
Haha, I'd rather die through sleep than stress, too! (Stress will likely be what gets me in the end, though...)ReplyDelete
Love this. Your son is very clever.ReplyDelete
He certainly comes up with some good ones!Delete
My brother went to bed one night and didn't wake up in the morning. I think that's a good way to depart this Earth.ReplyDelete
Lucky brother! I hope you get lucky, too. But not for a long time!Delete
I agree- sleep IS the way to go!ReplyDelete
I would choose the sleep too. You got a really smart boy, so getting the sleep probably helps you keep up with his interesting facts. Enjoy the sleep.ReplyDelete
I need a lot of sleep to keep up with his interesting facts!Delete
Yep, rather go in my sleep tooReplyDelete
Most would agree!Delete
He faces reality well. I love the last few lines there, Sherry. So true, might as well sleep.ReplyDelete
Sleep is good!Delete
I'll go with sleeping too. :)ReplyDelete
"Yes," I said. "Everybody knows that."ReplyDelete
Wouldn't have been perfect if he THEN said, "Well, did you know that some owls aren't wise"?
Think I'll take a nap now.
Hope you don't die! ;0)Delete
Lol. I'd much rather go in my sleep. I don't think I'd like to know what was happening!ReplyDelete
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Did your son learn this in school? I like my sleep. : )ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing...I enjoyed your response. I like my sleep too :)ReplyDelete
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The little one is really intelligent
He brought this out to you and now to us. LOL
either way death is definite let us prepare and be ready to receive him at any time.
Anyways thanks a lot for this little but serious reminder
Hey Hey, what is your son's name?
Love to him
What great logic!!!