I overheard this conversation while out shoppin' one day.
A mother with her to kids....one boy...7 ....and her daughter...8 or 9 were walkin' thru Walmart in a quickstep....Like mom was in a hurry on her lunch break....but I kept up with her.
One of kids....I'm not sure wish one ...becuz at that age....I can't tell boy voices from girl voices.....asked, "Mom, I thought Brad Pitt and Angelina were married?"
And I'm thinkin' to myself, "This should be good!"
She has the opportunity to tell her children about the right and wrongs of havin' children outta wedlock!
Of celebrity marriages!!
Of bad tabloids stories!!
OH!!! MY!!!! GOD!!!
This is gonna be good!!!!
And at the same time I was thinkin' to myself, "Why did she get to answer the easy one?"
So not fair!!!
I always had to tackle the tough ones!!
My oldest daughter, EdithAnne ..... I think she was 8 at the time.....came to me with her very serious face on and in her "I'm about to break your heart" voice, announced, "Mom. Elvis is alive."
I bit my lip. It's bad motherin' to laugh in the "I'm about to break your heart" face!
She was dead serious. She knew I firmly believed that Elvis was dead. She did everything but take my hand and caress it to her cheek....she's the drama queen....and I don't know where she got it from???
I still have all mine!
I knew exactly what she was talkin' about becuz I had seen her lookin' at the magazine at the checkout stand in the local market earlier in the week.
So we sat down and had a "heart to heart" chat. I told her that Elvis didn't live on an island with Marlyn Monroe and JFK or Jimmy Hoffa....then I had to explain who Jimmy Hoffa was. That all those people are indeed dead....even Hoffa. I had to explain that the BatBoy didn't really exist. That those magazines were like adult comics books for entertainment and they just made up the stories.
"You can't always believe everything in the paper as the truth."
But let's not get me started on that lesson!
EdithAnne seemed to accept that as a valid answer.
But this mother gets an easy one!!
Not like the mother that ignored her sons pleas for an answer as to what boy high heels are called....do you know I get googled for that??
Apparently, there are others that are perplexed by boy high heels!
But this mom, gets to pass on her wisdom to her babies that could change their lives....instill a good moral code. And she said, "They were married in another country and it's not legal here."
And there you have it!
Not the way I would have gone with that. I thought ignorance was a skill that only dads possessed.
Happy Mother's Day!