“Do you have a car?” He asked
I paused, looking at his happy face and the wide smile that exposed his teeth of which two were missing. He is smart and five. I knew I had to answer the question intelligently. “Oh! No, I don’t have a car.” Then, I saw his face which was almost invaded by disappointment. “But…” I continued, “Just like your mom and dad, mine has cars.” He took a deep breathe, it was dramatic.
Battle line was drawn!
“Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next.”
-Franklin P. Jones
He stood up, stared at me and said; “I can’t believe you have a daddy!” I knew it was a trap, the beginning of a heated debate and that was his opening speech. I pushed down my glasses and fixed my eyes on him. “Why?” I asked. He laughed, covering his face and turned back to me with a straight face. “He’s not going to answer, is he? “ I wondered. Well, I continued; “Yes, I have a father and a mother”. Immediately, he took off! “Wait, but my mommy doesn’t have a daddy and mommy.” To settle everything, I posed a question to him; “And you do have grandparents, how come?” “Oh man! Listen, my mommy has grandparents; she doesn’t have mommy and daddy.” He answered with super full confidence level. My question had only complicated things. However, I was interested in knowing the reasons behind his view. I said to him; “You are saying that for an unclear reason, I know”. With both of his hands, he slapped his face and making the urrrrgggghhhhh sound, he shouted; “My grandma is not old but old and my grandpa uses a walking stick, how can they be my mommy’s parents? No! They are her grandparents.”