Friday, July 6, 2012

It's a Free Country, Baby... or "I Wonder Why You Still Have a Dad"

Actual conversation that happened this past 4th of July, at a friend’s house, while my 5-year-old son and I were changing back into street clothes after going swimming:

Bear:     I wonder why you still have a dad.

Me:        … Because I’m lucky?

Bear:     Sure, but someday your dad will die, and you’ll just have a mom.

Me:        Yes, and I’ll be sad when that happens.

Bear:     And then one day both of your parents will die.

Me:        Yep.

Bear:     And then you’ll be free.

Me:        Um… what?

Bear:     You’ll be free then. When you have no parents.

Me:        Okay… um… but I’ll be sad and have no parents.

Bear:     Hey, it’s a free country, baby.

Belated Happy 4th. May you appreciate your parents and your freedom. Simultaneously, if possible.


  1. LOL! Love this. :) Funny how we all think that growing up. Then when we become the parents, we are like "What???"

    Thanks for sharing this with us.


  2. Thanks, Tami! I was completely baffled from his first statement on. :)


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