There is nothing better than conversations with our children, no matter their ages. Granted, the conversations we had when the kids were really young, were a lot more humourous, as they just tended to say really funny stuff, but as the kids get older, they know what they’re saying, and most times, they mean it.
Take this conversation that happened last month between myself and my youngest, Boo.
Boo: Daddy, can we play tennis today?
Me: Sweetie… It’s winter. The courts are covered in snow. It’s cold, and we’re under a lockdown due to COVID. The tennis courts are not open.
Boo thinks about it for a few seconds…
Boo: Daddy, I just don’t care. Play tennis with me or I’ll take off your head and use it as a ball.
Me, absolutely dying on the inside as she is standing there with a tennis racket in her hand and the funniest look on her face.
Me: Let’s hope my head bounces. LOL
So we went to the basement, and I taught her how to use a softer ball and hit the ball against the wall on her forehand and backhand. That activity lasted about 20 minutes until I got bored and we wound up playing a game of dodgeball with a stress ball and tennis rackets.
In the weeks prior, we had a discussion about how eating asparagus can cause some people’s urine to smell.
Apparently, I read somewhere that it’s not that there is a change in the urine, but that it’s a sensory issue and that asparagus changes the smell of everyone’s urine, but that only some people are able to smell the difference…
After a fairly lengthy discussion, this was the conclusion… I was asked if people are allowed to call in sick for work if they eat too much asparagus because everyone shares the bathroom and it wouldn’t be nice to “make everyone smell your stinky pee”.
They clearly didn’t pay attention earlier.
But is it worth taking a day off after eating a bunch of asparagus? Probably not.