Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A brief but meaningful conversation with Elly.

I've babysat for this particular family for 3 years - the oldest, Elly, is almost 11. The middle girl, Anna, is 7 and the baby, Jane, is almost 3. Elly is probably the smartest child I have ever met in my entire life.
As a (relevant) example, a conversation we had during Jamie Lynn Spears' hayday went something like this.
(while watching Zoey 101)
Elly: Ms. Girl, do you know that Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant?
Me: yes...
Elly: And that she is only 16?
Me: yes....
(cue Anna: stopping her homework to watch the conversation)
Elly: One of my friends from school said that was a bad choice.
Me: Well, yeah.
Elly: Well, how is it a choice?
Me: Wh-what do you mean, Ells?
Elly: How is it a choice?
Me: That's a really good question for your mom. Why don't you ask her when she comes home? Who wants ice cream?
Elly: I already asked her.
Me: And what did she say?
Elly: I'm not telling you. I want you to tell me first?
Me: Why?
Elly: To make sure you say the same thing.
(cue Janie crying)
Me: Oh, there's the baby! I better go make sure she is ok!

fast forward to last week...
Elly: Do you remember me asking you about Jamie Lynn Spears?
Me: Yes...
Elly: My mom finally told me the truth.*
Me: Well that's good...
Elly: Why didn't you tell me?
Me: because you're mom can explain it better.
Elly: I don't think so.
Me: Why?
Elly: I don't think she knows what she's talking about.


Julie said...

hey! i noticed you have a lot of similar goals as me! Wow 1,000,000 grains of rice!!! I only put 100,000 lol.. And what else ooh I signed up for goodreads.com because I put I wanted to read at least 50 novels. I'll add you to my follow list!

lol that's a funny conversation about Jamie Lynn Spears. Seriously, looking back compared to all the starlets now, Britney was not that bad.

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