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Conversations With A 4 Year-Old Volume II

In the aftermath of the Great Batter War of ’09, all was silent.

Then a blonde opens her mouth and hilarity ensues…

Story of my life.


Daybreak: “Papa, I have a question.”

I stop stirring the pancake mix and prepare myself for the weirdness to follow. Whenever this child has a question, I hear my mother telling me she hopes I have a child that asks as much as I did. Damn karmic retribution.

Me: “OK Shortstack. What’s your question?”

Daybreak: “Well why is your hair so different than mine?”

Me: “Other than the fact that you’re a girl and I’m a boy. I don’t think I would look right with long blond hair, do you?”

I poke her in the side getting a squeak of laughter and a preschooler swatting at me.

Daybreak: “No no no no. Why does your hair feel like the sheeps I played with at the fair?”

Eva walks back into my kitchen, free of flour for the most part, and has to chime in.

Eva: “It’s because he’s black.”

Daybreak: “Why does that matter?”

Me: “Because my hair is thicker than someone like your uncle’s would be. That’s why you broke the comb when you tried  to run it through my hair.”

Daybreak: “Ohhhh. So you get hot in the summer?”

Me: “Yep, that’s why I cut most of it off.”

Daybreak: “I like your hair. It makes a nice pillow.”

Eva: “Monkey see, monkey do.”*

I look at Daybreak and jerk my head over at her mom. We both start walking toward her with our arms outstretched, clouds of pancake dust drifting off with every step. She takes off. We give chase yelling for her to give us a hug.

*When I was little, like toddler age, I would nap on my Nana’s lap and nuzzle into her hair. Eva takes great amusement in the fact that Daybreak has the same habit.

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  1. phampants
    May 4, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    That is adorable! =)

  2. May 4, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    🙂 Cute!

  3. May 4, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Aw. It’s so amazing how curious she is of the physical differences between you that she barely sees. I love it.

  4. May 11, 2009 at 8:52 PM

    “That’s why you broke the comb”…

    Classic. If Eva would ever allow it, I’m sure we wouldn’t be opposed to a video of this munchkin…

  5. May 15, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Classic indeed.

    And you know that I have straight hair, and a kid with amazingly curly hair. She loves to see the photos of me with a big perm, after begging my parents all year to please let me have curly hair.

    Love this:”I don’t think I would look right with long blond hair, do you?”

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