The other day my 8 year old and I decided to run a quick errand. I was completely exhausted, but we just needed 1 thing. My sons ears perked up when I invited him to go with me to Target. He quickly ran and got his wallet. He loves shopping at Target and never leaves without finding some new toy to buy. It was about 6 PM. Upon arriving, I quickly got my shopping done. My son was ready to do his. He wanted to go to the toys and then he wanted to circle the complete store because he couldn't find the Halloween display. I explained that I was tired and that surely the Halloween stuff wasn't out yet.
He kept begging, "Please, let's just go around one more time." Oh, I new I couldn't do it. Everything hurt.
I said, "Look bud, imagine if I strapped two gallons of milk on the front of you and you couldn't take them off. You had to wear them everyday, everywhere you went, even to bed."
He looked up at me and responded, "Well, if you and dad would quit going all the way, you wouldn't be in this mess." I was completely shocked, afterall, he's only 8. What was I going to say? I composed myself, surely he didn't know what he was talking about.
I said, "What does, 'Go all the way' mean anyway?"
He responded, "I don't know, but I do know that that's how babies are made." Wow, how wonderful to have my 8 year old son solve my problems. I will have to keep him in mind when I need advise in the future.