It’s Not All Mary Poppins

A Little Unnerving

Sam is a dangerous kid.

Sam, remember him, my funny little after-school boy?

Sam, upon seeing me pat a toddler’s diapered butt on the way by, says, “Why do you hit the kids all the time?”

Sam, being an only child who, though he attends school, has never been in child care before this year, says, “Why don’t you pay any attention to me, ever?”

Sam, seeing me kiss a little belly button while doing a diaper change, says, “Why do you kiss them there when you take their diapers off?”

I spoke to his mother about the hitting one, the first of these to arise. She laughed and said, “I promise not to believe what he tells me about you if you promise not to believe what he tells you about me.”

Which makes me feel better.


February 21, 2006 Posted by | quirks and quirkiness | 5 Comments