Chandler: Mama. Do you know Van Gogh?
Me: Um. Yeah.
Chandler: Did you know that he went crazy, cut off his ear and gave it to his friend?
Me: Yeah, something like that.
Chandler: And then did you know that he went crazy again and shot himself in the chest?
Me: Oh. Where did you learn all of this?
Chandler: Mama. Do you know Chris Van Gogh?
Me: Nope. Never heard of him.
Chandler: Mama! Chris Van Gogh? You know, he writes children's books.
Me: You mean Chris Van Allsburg?
Chandler: No. Chris Van Gogh.
Me: I think you're talking about Chris Van Allsburg.
Chandler: No. Its Chris Van Gogh. And he wrote this book, Jumanji, and I totally want to see that movie.
Me: Chris Van Allsburg wrote that book.
Chandler: Oh. Ok. Whatever. I totally want to see that movie.
(My eight year old said "whatever" to me tonight. Big sigh.)
Trust me, it gets worse. :)
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