CONVERSATIONS WITH NICK ABOUT WHO PUSHED THE BUTTON

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NICK: Dad?

ME: Yes.

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.

NICK: WHAT????

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.

(long pause)

NICK: WHAT??????

ME: I know. It does sound silly when you say it like that.

NICK: And it’s a person?

ME: Well…no.

NICK: A dinosaur.

ME: No.

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?

ME: Yeah?

NICK: HE PRESSED THE WRONG BUTTON! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

ME: You are legitimately scaring me right now.

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2 comments

  1. Elisa Maselli

    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.)

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