NICK: How did the earth get made?
ME: Well… okay… we don’t exactly know but we think there was a big explosion and that made everything.
NICK: From an asteroid?
ME: Well this would be before there were asteroids. The explosion didn’t just make the earth. It made everything.
ME: I know, right? Weird.
NICK: But what made the explosion?
ME: No one really knows.
NICK: Come on, dad. Think!
ME: Dude, I’m serious. We just don’t know everything. Not yet, anyway.
NICK: What made it all explode?
ME: Okay. (sigh) Okay. Some people think that there was someone called God that did it.
ME: I know. It does sound silly when you say it like that.
NICK: And it’s a person?
NICK: A dinosaur.
NICK: What is it?
ME: I don’t… no one knows. It may just be… I don’t know… a force of some kind.
NICK: What’s a force?
ME: Like a…like a… thing that… I don’t know. We just don’t know.
NICK: I know how it happened.
ME: You do?
NICK: He’s a man that lives in space. And he pressed a button to make the earth.
ME: You think?
NICK: But dad?
NICK: HE PRESSED THE WRONG BUTTON! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
ME: You are legitimately scaring me right now.
2 thoughts on “CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK ABOUT WHO PUSHED THE BUTTON”
David – I read these almost as soon as they arrive in my mailbox because they are such a short, sweet treat for me! And – I think you have a “ME” where you need a “NICK” – when he says “WHAT???” That seems like it was Nick, and not you. (This is an indication of how much I love your posts – I want to make sure there are no mistakes.)