I am a teacher and a parent. The reason I don’t hate either of those jobs yet is because, to me, kids are awesome. I like to ask them random questions. This time, I had my laptop out. I’ll have to make a habit of that. The question today:
“What would you do if all the adults disappeared?”
M: Wait. Everybody? She is dumbfounded.
E: Wait, does that mean my friend _____? She thinks her 10 year old friend is an adult.
Me: No. Besides eating all the candy in the world, after that, what would you guys do?
M: We would eat a lot more candy, and play video games. So would her father.
E: Do everything. (Spins on seat.)
M: Let’s just say I’d do whatever I wanted.
E: We would erase all our stuff on that. (Pointing to chore chart.)
M: I would invite a bunch of friends over and have a party. Lots of food. And go in the pool. All night. So would I.
Me: What would you do about food?
M: We would eat it? (Ba-dum-tsss.) Oh, I mean, we would go to the store.
Me: How would you get to the store, would you walk?
M: We could drive! I know how to drive!! Well no… but I could figure it out. Wait. Who’s gonna be running the store?
Me: I don’t know… who do you think?
E: I want to drive the car!
Me: What would you do about your clothing?
E: We would wear it.
Me: You’re hilarious.
M: We would make our own?
Me: You know how to make your own clothes?
M: We would wash them. I know how to do the laundry! Note to self, in that case, she’s gonna start doing her own.
E: I want to be like Rarity. My Little Pony reference. She makes dresses.
M: Wait – so like, ALL the adults in the world disappeared? It would be only kids on the road! And no policemen… we could speed. That would be fun. Another note to self: Maybe time to limit MarioKart tournaments at home? …nah.
E: What if they weren’t coming back?
Me: That’s what I’m saying. What would you guys do?
M: Miss you. Awwwwww.
E: I would never get to see you!
M: It would pretty cool to get to do whatever you want though.
E: Mommy can we have candy?