Thursday, October 30, 2008


So Rojo and I were doing our usual Wednesday night thing, watching a "Jon & Kate" marathon, and were on the episodes where they go to Hawaii to renew their vows. They're planning what to take on the plane for all the kids, discussing their travel arrangements to fly to San Diego to acclimate to first a 3-hour time difference, before going on to Hawaii, and Rojo says to me, "Have I ever been on an airplane?"

"Yes. You've been on two. Remember when we went to Disneyland when you were in first grade?"

He nods.

"And when you were a tiny baby I took you to New York to visit my friend, Terry."

"I don't remember that," he says.

I nod, while remembering the hell that was that trip. I was out of my mind the whole time with his crying. Picking up on my thoughts, he says, "Did I cry a lot?"

"Yes, yes you did. Did you know that you used to cry a lot when you were a baby?"

This is the first time he and I have ever discussed this.

He nods.

"Do you remember why you used to cry?" I ask, hoping the Wise One will enlighten me.

"Some babies just do," he says.

And I am one shade lighter.


Angie Ledbetter said...

Wow, I love that. "Some just do." Indeed.

Deb said...

Such a wise wise boy you have there!

Maddy said...

Ah for shame. I was on tenter hooks for a moment there. I keep thinking that when they're older and can express themselves more easily that I'll be able to ask them straight:- why did you do that? Etc. Some things are determined to remain frustratingly, tantalizingly unknown.

Terry said...

OH. MY. G.

I think maybe it's time for his next trip. Think of the joy!

She said...

I want to come to your house and be witness to these wonderful conversations!

thedomesticfringe said...

Out of the mouths of babes...wisdom in a tiny package.

Retiredandcrazy said...

I love it when little ones make these throw away remarks. So profound!

Lori said...

Sometimes it's the simple answer that escapes us. :))

You know, you kinda resemble Kate...

drama mama said...

You're killing me. You know I puddle when I hear about My Rojo.

Jenny said...


(That show is so great).

kario said...


'Nuff said.