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!