Conversations With My Children on Different Topics
Charlie (Age 5) on Contemporary Cinema
HIM: Dad, when can I see King Kong?
ME: Maybe when you're older. Like 10 or 11.
HIM: Or maybe 12. Is King Kong evil?
ME: No, he's just misunderstood.
HIM: He's just too big. He can't help that. He's too big and too heavy.
ME: Yeah, that's his big problem.
HIM: And he weighs more than any building in New York. So people in New York are scared.
Kate (Age 3) on Calendar Planning
HER: Daddy! Don't go to work!
ME: But I've got to go to work.
ME: What are you going to do today?
HER: (pause) Fight people.