Conversations with our 9-year-old.
I overheard a conversation between Jack and Aaron the other day. It went something like this…
Jack: I want to call 911.
Dad: Why do you want to call 911?
Jack: Because I want the police to bring me a donut.
Dad: What makes you think a police officer would have donuts?
Jack: I watch TV; policemen always have donuts.
Dad: Hmm. You should ask Grandpa Tommy if he ever ate donuts while he was on duty.
Jack: Grandpa Tommy was a policeman?
Dad: Yes. You knew that. And so was his father, my grandfather.
Jack: Jeez, Dad, you broke the chain.
Dad: Well, I have a similar job, I just work in a courtroom instead of the street.
Jack ponders this for a moment then sighs plaintively and says: Do I have to do that too? Saving the world is hard work, I just want to entertain people…