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Monday Minute: What do Babies, Police Officers and Ramen Noodles have in common?

SSPX0244Nothing. Absolutely nothing. But yet here we are on the bus today:

Margaret: Can I pick up Ian?

Me: We’re on the bus, not now.

Margaret: I can hold him under the armpits – I won’t drop him!

Me: Maybe when you’re 5 years old.

Margaret: Okay!

James: Can I hold Ian when I’m 12….

Me: You are 12, in fact, you’re almost 13!

James: Oh, yeah. Can I hold Ian?

Me: Not on the bus, when we get home you can. So, what do you think you’ll do when you’re 13?

James: Hold the baby.

Me: What else?

James: Hold another baby…?

Me: Hmmm, probably not.

Margaret: Yeah because I’m going to hold the new baby.

Me: There is NO new baby.

Margaret: How many sleeps until a baby girl comes?

Me: Close to a million. So what else will you do James?

James: Hmmm, I’ll probably be a cop.

NYPDMe: What?

James: When I’m 13.

Me: Did you say a cop? Like police?

James: Yeah.

Me: James, you’ll be in 7th grade.

James: Yeah, that too. Maybe I’ll do more graphing charts.

Me: I was thinking you could learn to use a cell phone.

James: Cool.

Me: And maybe a housekey?

James: Yeah.

Me: Some days you could let yourself into the house with the key and call me on your cell phone when you got home from school.

James: And then you could come downstairs and make me ramen.

Me: …or if I wasn’t home I could talk to you and you could make the ramen.

James: What?! Ramen is too hot for me!

Fresh_ramen_noodle_001Me: You make it by yourself sometimes.

James: If you aren’t home I’m just eating sardines.

Me: Suit yourself.

James: And marshmallows.

Me: Together?

James: No! That’s gross!

Me: When you’re an adult is that all you’ll eat – sardines and marshmallows?

James: No, I’ll just wait for you to come home and make me that ramen.

Me: I said when you are an adult.

James: Mom, 13 isn’t an adult.

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  1. Lisa Figueroa
    July 14, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Oh I so miss my daily conversations with James. Thanks for the chuckle.

  2. Brandi
    July 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I think it’s only fair to point out that you all made valid points!!

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