Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Convo With The Offspring

Monday night I had an interesting conversation with my son at our favorite All-U-Can-Eat. It was one of those interesting conversation that needs to be noted.

Offspring: Hey dad...
Me: Yes?
Offspring: Why did you cut your hair?
Me: Because it was too long and heavy. Plus certain jobs don't think its cool to have hair that long.
Offspring: I want the old dad back.
Me: Huh? What do you mean? I'm right here!
Offspring: I want the old dad back with long hair, not short hair.
Me: Why?
Offspring: You just shouldn't cut your hair.
Me: Hmmmm...ok.

The Wisdom of a child. What's really odd about the convo was his demeanor. He spoke knowingly and with continuity unlike his usual hyper and choppy delivery. It reminds me of a convo I had with my mom a long time with my mom. I remember telling her that she acted stupid when she smoked weed. She's never smoked after that. I wonder was he trying to tell me something subversively?


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WebmasterMama said...

Kids know what they know. They don't get that some jobs might look at that hair as "less than professional". It makes no sense to them and it shouldn't because it doesn't. Unfortunately, they learn that crap over time. I am already trying to correct things my daughter has come home from the babysitter with (from other kids). And I say that one of those kids, at the age of 4, is already racist. Ok - long comment - I just got heated thinking about it.

Brother Kojak said...

Is that right? That is truly sad. Just when you think we are making progress, the ugly and sad truth emerges.