Tuesday, May 09, 2006

He's on a roll

J: What's a stepbrother?

Me: Say if your father dies, and I marry another man, and have a baby boy with this man, that boy will be your stepbrother.

J: So, the stepbrother is not in the same family as me?

Me: He will be, if you are living with me.

J: Okay..... So daddy has to die first?

Me: Well, either that or I die, and your dad marries another woman, and have another baby with her. You know?

J: So, how come I don't have a stepbrother?

Me: Well, cos neither your father nor I are dead, yet, obviously.

J: But I don't want you to die.

Me: Well, if your father and I separate, and we get married to other people, and have children with them, then you will have stepbrothers or sisters too.

J: But I really really want a stepbrother!

Me: Why?

J: So that I can torture him!

Me: ??? Eh.... why can't you torture your brother instead?

J: Well, he's my real brother and I love him, I don't torture him! Don't you know?

Me: Well, it's not good to want to torture people, brother or not.

J: I think it is good. It is not fair that I don't have anyone to torture.

Me: ..... (I look at him in horror)

J: Okay I have an idea. You and daddy can separate tomorrow, and you can marry another man and have a baby with him.

Me: Listen, even if I separate with your father, it doesn't mean that I can get married again!

J: Why not?

Me: Because I'm not beautiful, and I'm old! Not many men would want to marry me.

J:.Okay... so it is a bit complicated, right?

Me: Yes, it is complicated.

J: ...Ah! I know! But Daddy is handsome! I think he can marry another woman and have another baby with her.

Me: Yes, that's more realistic.... (I can't believe I'm saying this)

J: Yay!!!!!!! Ha ha hahaha !!! I'm going to have a stepbrother!! ha ha ha ha!!!


Jamie said...

And then the alarm went, and you had to go to work.

Anonymous said...

I want you to look me in the eye and tell me this conversation really happened.

Pierre said...

Apparently, he's been telling his teacher that he'll be getting a stepbrother soon.

The same teacher whose skirt he looked up yesterday. I have no proof of this though. But I won't put it past him that's for sure.