Monday, November 06, 2006

how do you explain the concept of divorce to a 6-year-old?

Well, as it turns out, you don't.

Last night I had dinner at my nephews' house, and somewhere between the drinks and the main course my 6-year-old nephew asked me
Aunt Lisa, how come you're not married?

Everyone froze for a moment, then my sister began explaining that not everyone gets married, some people are happy to be alone, etc etc. Now being silly, he came back with
But Aunt Lisa, have you ever married a lion? Or a bat? Or a reptile?

and I answered him truthfully:
Well, I did marry a snake once...

He seemed satisfied with that.


Crazy MomCat said...

Mwah, ha, HA! I love that! Although, I really thing of him more as swamp-like carnivorous reptile. I have NO idea why...grin

Nicole said...

Yes, he was definitely a snake. Or a snake belly. What's lower than that?

I told D you must think we're putting them up to these questions...last time you were with us #2 asked you if "you knew Jesus." I promise they come up with these things themselves!!!

Lisabell said...

Suuuure they do, sistah. Sure.

Are you forgetting the time #1 asked me why I lost my job in Austin??? ;)