Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Car Conversations

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:  School.

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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.)

1 comment:

crystal b. said...

Trust me, it gets worse. :)