"Conversations with My Kid" Friday – A New Feature

I know everyone is dying to read Part Two of The Mime Trilogy and believe you me, it’s coming. I just want to give those peeps who have been too busy to read this blog some time to catch up. So if you want to get in on the mime frenzy that is currently spreading throughout the blogosphere, click here to read Part One.

For now, I’ve decided to launch something new over here. The idea came to me this morning and before I get too lazy to implement it, I’m gonna hit publish and get this rolling.

Last Friday, I published a little story that Claire wrote and it really made me smile. And maybe it made like six of you smile. So that’s cool. And today I want to share another Claire story that has been making me smile for the last 16 hours or so.

And the story from yesterday was a conversation I had with Claire. Sometimes I stop in my busy tracks and wonder if I really did converse with any of my kids on any given day. You know? When I am having an actual conversation with my kids listening to their words, I realize I am present. And aren’t we all always working on being more present? I sure am.

I thought, I want to remember more of these sweet conversations. Where I get real insight into their brains.

So I was thinking that every Friday, I’m gonna share a conversation I had with my kids that made me laugh, cry, think, whatever. I’m thinking these conversation posts will be short and sweet and will simply help me remember these precious interactions that happen every single day but then slip away into the corners of my mind making it tough for me to recall the beauty of each and every one. (or hardly any of them for that matter.)

I’m not sure what I’m gonna call this little Friday event but I’ll come up with something by next week. And I’ll even have Mr. Linky up next Friday. I mean, is Mr. Linky still the industry standard? Or has something cooler come along? Let me know.

This way, I figure I can click around and get to know a little more about your kids. I mean, your kids are cool, right? And they say awesome things? And we are kinda like uh, mommy bloggers? In a loose sense of the term. And we like to talk about our kids sometimes, right?

So, let’s try this thing.

For now, let’s call it “Conversations with My Kid” Fridays. Is that lame? Someone help me.

Here we go:


Yesterday, Claire, 7, was doing her Social Studies homework. She had to color this packet of papers stapled together to tell a story about Martin Luther King Jr. I was, once again, in the kitchen doing God knows what and I said –

“Whatcha doing Claire?”

“I have to color this book about Martin Luther King Jr.”

“Oh yeah? You’ve been learning about him, huh?”


“What have you learned about him?”

Still coloring and not looking up, Claire says “I learned that he had a dream.”

“What was his dream?”

“His dream was that white people and black people could live together.”

And then she paused but before I could say anything she added, “I don’t think that’s a very good dream.”

“It’s not?” I asked.


….My dream is to have a horse ranch. And that’s a way better dream than his.”


If you have a “Conversations with My Kid” story you are sharing today or have shared recently or something that resembles one, leave the link in the comments and I’ll come check it out.

Happy Friday!

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