Dangling Conversation

At breakfast time this morning, Josiah picked up a rogue nail that had wandered from the renovation work taking place, and holding it up in front of Simeon’s face the conversation went like this:

Josiah: “Simeon, what do you think this nail is called?”
Simeon: “Um…let me think…”
Josiah: “See these bits here…”
Simeon: “Matt. I think it’s called Matt.”
Josiah: “No. You see these bits here, they’re for holding it in stone.”
Simeon: “What about John?”
Josiah: (losing patience with Simeon) “No. It’s a masonry nail. (didactically) What’s this nail called?”
Simeon: “Simon. It’s Simon!”

I thought it was a conversation worth recording! It was shortly followed by this conversation I had with Jemimah.

Jemimah: “Pretend I’m a mummy doggie and these are my babies” (referring to her toy teddy dogs.)
Me: “Ok”
Jemimah: “Mummy doggie is thirsty!”
Me: “Would you like a drink?”
Jemimah: “Yes. Please can I have some juice?”
Me: “Well, do you know what dogs drink?”
Jemimah: “What?”
Me: “Dogs drink water. Do you want some water?”
Jemimah: “I don’t like water. Mummy doggie is thirsty for juice.”
Me: “But dogs drink water.”
Jemimah: “Dogs don’t talk. They say woof, woof.”
Me: “Fair point! Ok. You can have some juice.”

About deerfeet

I am a home-educating mother of four children. We live on a small holding in Wales and my husband is active in local politics and the lead pastor of our church, Festival Church.
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1 Response to Dangling Conversation

  1. Caz says:

    Fab conversations!!

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