Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C: Children


My nephew is a wonderful child. He just turned five and has such an adorable imagination. He certainly gets his creativity from his writer aunt! A few months ago, he called his mom while she was at work. As you can imagine, my sister nearly had a heart attack, thinking it was an emergency.
It wasn’t. He just wished to let her know that she forgot her book at home. (He is always that helpful and he knows a girl without her book is lost).
So that led to a long conversation when she got home about only calling in a real emergency—if the house was on fire or someone was bleeding, things like that.
My nephew thought about it for a moment and then asked, “So if aliens landed on our roof, would that be an emergency?”
Yep, that’s a budding young author if there ever was one.

Note: Check out the other bloggers doing the A-Z blog challenge. 

21 comments:

  1. A wonderful C word. where would we be without the innocence of a child exploring this wonderful world.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Aww! That is so cute! Your nephew sounds like a great kid!

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  3. I have a nephew who is five also and his imagination is amazing! he carries on whole baseball games in his head and his hands (along with his current obsession of Transformers). Unfortunately yours and mine are not the norm lately- I teach this same age and a lot of times their imagination needs a lot of boosting :(

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  4. I love children. I have a great nephew, he is two years old, love of my life.

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  5. He sounds like a cutie! :-) Good luck with the challenge

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  6. I like him already. You can never be too prepared for an alien invasion. (Check out my post for the E day.) Thanks for the follow. Your blog is awesome!

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  7. This sounds like me when I was little. My little cousin would also say something like that.

    I have an award for you on my blog.

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  8. every age is a good age for children...

    i did not realize the gift they were when i was living in the moment. too often i was busy being dad.

    i live without regret but also know i have made my share of mistakes. and missed a bunch of opportunities.

    cherish the children, too soon they are adults and move on...

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  9. Children have wonderful imaginations. I really enjoy listening and encouraging my own children's imaginations!

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  10. Kids are so funny. I've gotten so many funny stories from my kids.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! heathercim.wordpress.com

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  11. LOL! How sweet. And I bet he was totally serious?! Thanks for stopping by!
    God bless.

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  12. Kids say the darndest things. However, regarding emergencies, if the landed aliens immediately stated that they came in peace and just wanted to prepare dinner for you all, then yes, there would be an emergency because you would have to decide what wine to pick up and bring home. cm

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  13. Aliens landing on the roof.....
    His imagination is really working up and very soon he will have stuff to write about :-)

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  14. So sweet! I look forward to reading more of your blog during the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. He sounds like a good kid - imagination is so important, but lacking in so many! Thanks or commenting on my blog :0)

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  16. That's a good parent right there! She's taught him how to use the phone.

    Me, I'm keeping Kiddo far, far away from the vagaries of public address systems. Plenty of time for that when she's a teenager. Yes, I am admittedly "bad mommy".

    Thanks for stopping by from the AtoZ challenge! See you around.

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  17. I shudder at how often I used to call my mom and bother her at work, but her employers didn't mind cause it was one of those feast or famine window jobs at a pharmacy. If it was feast she didn't answer and famines are dull.

    Your nephew sounds absolutely adorable! I wouldn't doubt him needing qualification on whether certain other acts qualify as emergencies in the future.

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  18. Yep, that's a budding author right there :)

    Look forward to your challenge run…
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  19. :) that's cute...your nephew sounds like a doll! enjoy him while you can!

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