Sunday, November 13, 2005

A Conversation with Charlie (Age 5, as of tomorrow)

HIM: Dad, what does "deaf" mean?
ME: It means you can't hear.
HIM: But it has another meaning, too.
ME: What? No it doesn't.
HIM: It means when you die.
ME: No no, that's "death".
HIM: Right. Deaf.
ME: No. Deaf has a fff sound. Death has a th sound. Deaf is when you can't hear, death is when you die.
HIM: Oh. But Dad, when you die, you can't hear either.

5 comments:

Wells said...

You've got your second book with this kid. It's like Tuesdays with Morrie but, you know, different.

Anonymous said...

He speaks the truf.
---flamingbanjo

The Creative Death said...

haha. I think he got you with that one...
you are so blessed to have such an entertaining little soul in your life.

la Ketch said...

he's got a point!

Anonymous said...

I love the conversations. Looking forward to the book. Happy Birthday Charlie! ---Uncle Rick