Friday, June 17, 2011

Bizarre Thoughts of a 4 Year Old

We were in the car on the way to pick up my older 2 kids from school. I asked D2, who was tagging along, what did he want to be when he grow up? Here's the conversation:

Me: D2, what do you want to be when you grow up?
D2: When I grow up, I will be ready.
Me: What? You will be what?
D2: I will be ready.
Me: Ready? Ready for what?
D2: Ready to serve a mission.*
Me: Oh, I see. No, I mean what do you want to do when you grow up? What kind of work do you want to do?
D2: Hmmm... I want to sell popcorn.
Me: Huh? You want to sell popcorn?
D2: Yeah, I want to sell popcorn in that library (pointing to the library in front of us).
Daddy: What? You want to sell popcorn in the library? Okay, how are you going to market your popcorn? What are you going to do to make lots of money from selling popcorn? Do you have a marketing plan or not?
D2: Yes. I have 4 ways.
Daddy: Okay, tell me what is the 1st way.
D2: I will make bluff money.
Daddy: You cannot make bluff money. The police will catch you.
D2: If they catch me ah, I will kill the police.
Mommy: You cannot kill the police. You'll end up in jail. Ok, ok, why don't you tell us what is your 2nd way.
D2: I will make real money.
Mommy: Oh, now you make REAL money.
Daddy: What is the 3rd way?
D2: I make a BIG car.
Daddy: What does a big car have to do with selling popcorn? You know what we are talking about or not?
D2: Yes. Put the big, yummy popcorn in the BIG car and then eat lah.
Mommy: Ok, nevermind. What is the 4th way?
D2: I sell money.
Mommy: How to sell money?
D2: I sell RM1, RM1, RM1, RM1....
Mommy: How much are you going to sell your RM1?
D1: RM10.

Sometimes, talking to D2 can get REAL bizarre.

* We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Boys usually serve a 2 year mission when they turn 19 years old. We were discussing during our Family Home Evening, how the 2 boys need to prepare themselves early so they will be ready when it is time for them to go on a mission. That is why when asked "what do you want to be when you grow up?", D2 answered "I want to be ready." He was remembering back to our discussion the night before.


  1. Hahaha...I like it that he's going to sell his RM1 for RM10. Very smart boy you have there. Love these conversations with kids. I crack up when I have such conversations with my 4yo too.

  2. Yeah, I can't help but laugh at the things they say. Amazed too. The way they think can be so different, and entertaining.


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