Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Power of Public Television

I driving with my kids to the bank, when one of my children asked, "Where are we going?"

Me: The bank
Kid: What are we going to do there?
Me: I need deposit a check so we can have money.
Kid: Why?
Me: So we can buy the things we need.
Kid: Oh, so then why are we here?
Me: So we can go to the bank.
Kid: Why do we need to go to the bank?
Me: So that I can take the money from this check and put it in a safe place.

(By this time, I was past annoyed by the onslaught of repetative questions.)

Kid: Why do we need to deposit the check?
Me: I already answered that.
Kid: What are we going to do with the money when we get it?
Me: Why are you suddenly asking so many questions?
Kid: Sid the Science Kid says we should always ask questions!

Of course he would. Of course he would.


Pam C. said...

I'm suddenly feeling very grateful for Noggin.

Brooke said...

"And if Sid the Science Kid said you should jump off a cliff?"

That would have been my response ... I sound more like my mother every day.

myimaginaryblog said...

"Well, Mommy says you should only ask the same question once, and you should LISTEN to the answer, or Mommy is not going to want to share this here money from this check which she is going to deposit in the bank with her curious and hungry children." (I don't think I'd have thought of that response on the spot, but if you get another chance you might want to try it.)

Sid's influenced our household, too -- my daughter likes to talk about how when they get old, things tecay.

Ruth said...

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Tiffany said...

So funny!

Token Asian Friend said...

Oh, yes! The "decay" episode! Whenever my kids see a smudge of brown on an apple or a banana, they say, "I can't eat that. It's decayed!" "No," I reply, "it's the catachol reacting with oxygen in the presence of catachol oxidase that turns it into benzoquinone."

Do they believe me? No.

Pam C. said...

Can you say that five times, fast?

Token Asian Friend said...

Ooops, I meant catechol, not catachol.

Little Lady Cakes said...

I'm glad my son is only at the age of Pingu right now.