kate5kiwis: ninety-three seconds pre-espresso at our place


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, April 10, 2008

ninety-three seconds pre-espresso at our place

moi: (sorting through bills and talking to Bulldog as he puts lovingly-made porridge into breakfast bowls) ...oh, and we have to pay the Catholics (R14's school fees)...
S10: mum, what's a Catholic?
moi: well there's Catholics, and there's Protestants, and they're all Christians.
S10: what's a Protestant?
moi: Baptists, Anglicans, Presbyterians: they're Protestants, not Catholics.
S10: what's a Prostitute?
moi: *evah so nonchalantly* ok, you know what sex is? well, mummy and daddy have sex, you know.
people pay a prostitute to have sex. *getting a little mixed up* and, well, mummy and daddy love each other and...
S10: *the penny drops* oh, so you and Dad don't get money for it?
moi: uh, no.
S10: ok. *begins eating porridge*
(twenty-nine seconds pass)
S10: mum, what's a Protestant??
moi: *various series-es of bisecting/unbisecting circles and short/unboring history lessons flash through head but all are momentarily interrupted*
M6: *sobs* mu-u-u-um! i don't like Dad any more: he put RAISINS in my Po-O-O-oRRi-i-i-idge!!!
moi: *zips back into kitchen and va-vooms plain porridge into the microwave for two lads who are anti-raisins while listening to J12's treatise on the benefits of eating raisins separately to the porridge. wonders when the P-chat will re-emerge with S10 who has now gone off to play guitar. goes off in search of own raisin-porridge and an espresso. make that two espressos*


Blogger oacemama said...

Can't wait for those questions...the closest we have got so far is "How come you and Daddy don't wear any pyjamas to bed?"

I did have the prostitue one when i was teaching at the Christian school and got a bit worried when the oh so innocent kids started getting explanations from the worldly ones...thinking of meetings with the BOT and irate parents for moi!

Moi is really so much better than me eh?

I'm feeling the need for a sparkly Katie fix...off to email you now

8:37 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

The joys of children. I had fun when the Scientist asked, in regard to horses, "So, what's the difference between a stallion, a mare, and a gelding?" Um...

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, what happened to your other post? "You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles."

Oh, out of the mouths of babes! :)

10:53 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

oh yes, moi is definitely The Way Forward.
can't wait for our Tea Party on monday!!! X

that's a funny "uh, ask daddy, he's a scientist" moment. i should've directed the convo-traffic to him this morning too lol X

umm, it was so naff and i was in such a bleagh mood when i wrote it that i popped it back in the *drafts* folder, cos it was definitely a Rotten Miracle.
(yeah, that bloglines/google reader is too quick)
but YOU win the movie line chick!!
oh how i LOVE miracle max and valerie!!!
bye bye boys... have fun storming the castle... X

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

OMG, you feed M6 raisins in his porridge? The horror of it all!

1:04 PM  
Anonymous BeachMama said...

You seemed to have dodged that bullet, sort of. I dread some of those questions and as it is try to defer them for later when they do come up. Yikes.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous sarah bean said...

uh, no.
bwahahaha. fun times.


3:08 PM  
Blogger Da Setiuz Mama said...

Well Done Kate! Very tactfully handled! So far we've had "does it hurt when you have a baby?" and "where do babies come from?" oh and "why is there blood on the baby?" oh yes and I forgot, "where does the baby come out?" LOL! and that's from a nearly 4 year old! Eeek what kinda of questions are we gonna get when he nearly 10!!
Have a lovely weekend with your whanau!!!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Any of those topics are waaaaay too heavy for pre-espresso chats. I feel for ya Kate!

But well avoided... good thing kids have the attention span of goldfish huh?

9:24 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

you know, the kiwi-kiddos read this entire post, and they think the funniest thing in it was not the P-chat at all, it was what M6 said about the raisins! they cracked up and immediately started mimicking him, rather hilarious lol X

lol, i pretty much try give the kiddos the info they're asking for... i do try to make it age-appropriate though. it's a bit of a brain-strain pre-espresso lol X

fun times indeed lol X

yeah it's funny, cos to us adults, body parts can have a certain taboo that isn't in our kiddos' understanding yet. i love it that Bulldog knows/is able to explain all the scientific goings-on if/when the kiwi-kiddos ask *those* questions, i love it that it's all part of our education, i loved being pregnant/giving birth and all the natural learning-opportunities that *happen* with the older kiddos X

good thing kids have the attention span of goldfish
uh yeah: like mother, like son lol X

8:26 AM  
Blogger Thomas, as told to Sarah said...

Ha ha ha Ha ha !

See? All smart people know that "I need more coffee, dear" is the real answer to most of life's most pressing questions!

2:03 PM  
Blogger ... said...

Oh my GOSH what kind of FAMILY is this?!!! You talk to yr kids about sex over breakfast?!! I'm cancelling my subscription///// pls send me no more emails.......

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3:28 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

thomas' luffly mommy
you know i *love* your coffee buzz... almost as much as your magnetic critters on your fridge.
happy days girlie X

so... you're *back* in blogland? i am hightailing it over to My Fave Bodge Blog...
yeah i was hoping you were on the msn while i was trying to explain that one lol. but then, you were probably sleeping, much luffs X

9:08 AM  
Blogger Antipodeesse said...

I'm so glad you were able to define prostitution for me, 'cos I didn't really know that before!

8:43 PM  

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