CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK ABOUT EVERYTHING

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NICK: Daddy?

ME: Yes.

NICK: Tell me about the old days.

ME: What about the old days?

NICK: Tell me what happened.

ME: About what?

NICK: Just about what happened.

ME: Where?

NICK: Everywhere.

ME: What do you want to know about?

NICK: Everything. What happened?

ME: I’m not sure I know what you mean.

NICK: What happened in the old days?

ME: When, exactly?

NICK: The old days!

ME: I know, but when in the old days?

NICK: AAAAGGGGHHH!!!!

ME: Okay. Calm down.

NICK: Tell me what happened in the places.

ME: Which places?

NICK: All the places. Germany, France, New Jersey… All of the places. Tell me what happened.

ME: Okay… so there used to be dinosaurs everywhere…

NICK: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

ME: Buddy, I’m sorry. I don’t know what you want to know.

NICK: I want to know… WHAT! HAPPENED!

ME: Okay… you mean what happened here?

NICK: Yes!

ME: Okay… well… first there were Indians.

NICK: Are they dead?

ME: Not all of them but the ones back then…yes, they’re dead. Then people came from Spain.

NICK: What people?

ME: People-people. Like…people. And they…um…moved here.

NICK: AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED?

ME: They just moved here. And then there were more people.

NICK: NOOOO! AGGGGHHHHH!!!! I JUST WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE OLD DAYS AND WHAT HAPPENED IN GERMANY AND FRANCE AND HERE AND EVERYWHERE! I JUST WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING!

ME: I’m sorry, buddy! I really… I’m sorry I don’t know exactly what you want me to talk about.

NICK: *sigh* Okay. Then just tell me about the moon.

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