It’s been over a year since I posted one of these! Not to say the kids haven’t come out with some corkers, but they are also more aware now, and I can’t be shaming my tweens (can I?!?) 487 more words
LM: Mum, when do you retire? Me: Not for a long while yet son.. the way things are going, I’ll need to work at least another 30 years! LM: Why? Me: Because we need to earn money to survive, and save up for when we do retire. LM: Haven;t you got enough yet? Me: Nope, and we still have a lot of spending to do before we are at the stage where we just save.Gotta bring you two up first! Either that or we win the Lottery, or this book I’m writing becomes a best seller! LM: That’s it. Write a best seller then! Me: If only it were that easy son… LM: If you sell like a hundred, would that be enough? Me: Not quite. LM: Do you get all the money when you sell a book? Me: No. LM: Is it about Indians? Me: Yes, kinda.. LM: Well then all the Indians will buy it! And if they aren’t Indian, you say “Why aren’t you buying it? Are you racist?!” Me: Er, no son, it’s just not that simple to write a best seller. If I am lucky and someone important read it, and recommended it, it could sell more, or even better, if a movie company say it and wanted to make it into a film that would be great too! LM: Ok then, write one of those! Do you have pictures in it? Me: No son, it’s not that kind of book. LM: What? Not even at the beginning and end of a chapter? Me: No. LM: Get ’em from the internet, innit! Me: No thanks son. Firstly, that would cost a lot too, and secondly, I don’t need pictures! LM: So get on with it Mum, write that book and sell loads, then you can retire. Me: why are you so worried about me retiring? LM: So we can get a dog innit! And you can look after it!Simples! Kid’s Logic, see!