A Postcard of Conversation

I have two unposted posts that I have not finished writing due to the intensity of the topics.  But in the interim I just thought I would record a conversation with my 11 year old, yesterday.  This took place in the late afternoon when all other work was done.

Mother:  (knocking on the boy’s bedroom door and going in)  Are you all right?

11 year old son: (removing his headphones) Yeah?

Mother:  Are you all right?

11 year old son: (nodding) Yeah.  You made me jump.

Mother:  You’ve been in here ages all by yourself.  I was just making sure you’re ok.  What are you doing?

11 year old son:  Listening to Classic FM and reading.

Mother:  Oh!  What are you reading?

11 year old son:  One of my books on engineering.

Mother:  (Surprised) Oh?

11 year old son:  What are the others doing?

Mother:  They’re pretending to be Alvin and the Chipmunks in the living room.

11 year old son:  (Smiling) Oh right!

Mother:  I think you’re better off in here!

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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