Friday, September 04, 2009

why my kid is better than yours

blake is getting a pen pal from africa. i totally remember doing this when i was in school, so i'm excited for him. i think the idea of writing to someone who has a completely different life than yours is beyond interesting- and a great way to introduce to the kids to how people in other countries live.

in his letter he had to talk about his parents and what they did. he wrote, "my mom stays home with the son. she feeds me and punishes me, but i love her anyway."

i read that and cracked up (but i totally do not stay home with him) so i said to him, "blake. i do not stay home with you! why did you write that?"

and he said, "mom.. these kids don't have tv. they have one computer for their whole village. so if i tell them that you work on a tv show, THEY AREN'T GOING TO EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT IS!!! what if they don't even know what a tv is? then i have to try to explain what a tv is and then i have to explain about how a show goes on tv and they'll want to know about the show you do then i'll have to try and explain that. and it was just easier to say this instead."

yeah, you try arguing with that.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this. Have a great Holiday weekend!

Katie said...

hahaha kids are so funny

Smug said...

I want to know what TV show you work on??

Nashe^ said...

HAHAHAHA!!

Andie said...

you know, he's right. I have a friend whose son joined the peace corps right out of college and went to Africa. She & her husband went to visit and they brought candy over there to share with the people and she said the kids would share with each other and ration it out and that the people were very giving, although they did not have much.

Your Blake is one smart boy!

Becca said...

haha too funny. love it!

Becks said...

LOL i miss this kid. seriously.

gwendomama said...

I just laughed way too hard and also? I want to meet that kid.

Kelly @ The Miller Mix said...

That's completely awesome. Blake sounds like one of those kids who continuously baffles adults with his logic.

Fi said...

Firstly - we had children in France to write to when I was at school. Had to explain to them what television was too ;)

Secondly - your son sounds great. I can't wait to have actual conversations with my baby!

xo

Stephanie A. said...

Wow, I am impressed with his cultural awareness! Good for him.

CAT said...

FOR REALS....the penpal will eventually ask for things such as MONEY, XBOX'S, NINTENDO DS. I am not lying--remember Brandons from like 4 years ago? yep...he asked FOR EVERYTHING