Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Out of my kids mouths!!

So, in Nyah's class at school she has been talking about a boy that has been sick, which I am thinking colds, flu's, etc. Well, the other day she tells me that someone came to speak with her class about this kid and that he has a "brain something" she is talking about how sick he is and I am thinking what it is she is talking about so I ask, "do you mean a brain tumor?" and she is like "ya!" Then she goes on to tell me it makes him really tired and sick all the time, and that he won't be coming to school very often, then out of the blue she says "and mom. . .I think I have it, do you remember when I was so tired last night and I woke up feeling sick" I then had to explain to her that brain tumors were not contagious and that she in fact did not have one and that this is not common for kids to get. How do you explain to a 7 year old the difference between simply getting sick with colds, etc and chronic illness'?

So the other day I was sitting with Keira and she was talking about how I was sick with a cough, etc, and I was saying how she had a cough and was sick as well, she looked at me and said "mom, did you swallow a bug?" and I said "I guess I did, did you swallow a bug?" she looks at me and says "no, I swallowed a spider!" to which Jared asks "did it wiggle and tickle inside you?" and she says "no, it's scratching my skeleton!" I LOVE this kid she CRACKS me up! She is definitely an out of the box type of thinker just the mere fact she says skeleton instead of saying bones like most other kids, is funny. You just never know what will come out of her mouth.


Lisa and Jacob said...

How sad for that little boy... it's hard to know what to tell our kids without scaring them. And Keira cracks me up! Skeleton- awesome!

It was so great to see you the other day!! I was telling Jake about all the stuff we did as kids and he said, "there's no way you'd let our kids do ANY of that!" Which is probably true, haha!!

Karrianne said...

We seriously need to get together more often. Every time I read a post about Keira I think it could be exactly something Kadan would do/say. They may have been hanging out 'upstairs' before they were born, exchanging strategies and such. LOL

Robynn said...

That is so sad, makes you want to hug your kids just a little tighter and hold them just a little never know.

Robynn said...

That is so sad. Makes you want to hug your kids a little tighter and hold them just a little longer....I can't imagine