Some random conversations from today:
Driving Zayd and Ethan home from their after-school program.
Zayd: Why do people in hospitals get the special treatment?
Me: What do you mean the special treatment?
Zayd: They get to lie down in bed. Watch television and play with a PS-2.
Me: That's the special treatment?
Zayd: Welll. Yeah! That's what Evan got to do when he was in the hospital.
Me: Zayd. The kids in the hospital feel really terrible. They hurt. Hospitals have things for them to do that doesn't require them to get up and move around too much when they are sick. They also have some things for them to do so they don't think about how sick they feel.
Zayd: I want to be hurt so I can get special treatment in the hospital.
Me: Zayd! Don't say that! You don't want to be in the hospital.
Zayd: No. I kinda do.
Zayd: Well! Don't I have to have my tonsils out? Like Evan?
Me: No. You do not need your tonsils out.
Zach: I kinda have an odd question for you.
Zach: So - when do women stop getting "that time of the month"
Me: Uhm... it depends. Some women can start as early as 40... some quite a bit later. But it doesn't just stop. It takes a long time. Why are you asking?
Zach: Well... I don't know if I should tell you.
Zach: You might get mad at me.
Me: Why would I get mad?
Zach: Okay... well... I think my math teacher is having her time. 'Cause she gets really (and then he snarls like a cat attacking something -- and does a little cat claw gesture action to accompany his feline vocals).
Me: Okayyy... wow Zach. Wow. Well... it doesn't sound like she is going through menopause.
Zach: Yeah! I know! I'm wondering when she WILL go through it.