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.


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.

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