Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Sharing weighty matters

One of the great things about having a teen-age daughter are the deep philosophical discussions we share. Last night was a wonderful example.

Womanchild: OK, mom if you could be either a ninja or a pirate, which would you be?

Tired old mom: A pirate, definitely a pirate.

Womanchild: Not me, I'd be a ninja. Dress all in black, wear a cool mask.

Tired old mom: Oh, but think about being on the ocean.

Womanchild: But ninjas carry cool swords.

Tired old mom: Pirates carry cutlasses.

Womanchild: Ninjas get a lot more weapons.

Tired old mom: Pirates get to wear poofy shirts and eye patches and say things like "Yarr, mateys."

Womanchild: Ninjas get to make kung fu movie noises, and they really kick butt.

Tired old mom: Pirates get to make people walk the plank and laugh when they go off the end.

Womanchild: (Pause) OK, I can't top that one.

It's nice to know I can still "win" a disagreement sometimes.

9 Comments:

Blogger Vicky said...

A ninja for me, for sure - I'd get seasick, and no-one wants a seasick pirate. ;)

Vicky

June 06, 2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger Lisa :-] said...

Very deep. :D

June 06, 2006 11:42 PM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

Wonderful Cynthia!! You give us all hope. ;o)

June 07, 2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger Gannet Girl said...

Pirate for me.

I LOVED talking to you today!

June 07, 2006 9:15 PM  
Blogger IndigoSunMoon said...

Ha ha!!!
Connie

June 07, 2006 11:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa :-] said...

YOU talked to Robin today on the phone? I am so jealous. In fact, I am inconsolable...

June 07, 2006 11:53 PM  
Blogger ggw07 said...

Wonderful dialogue- Save and consider putting in dramatic material-
ggw07

June 07, 2006 11:57 PM  
Blogger sunflowerkat119 said...

That exact same question has been posed in this house...but never answered. You have some compelling arguements. Don't forget...pirates get to drink!
(Yo ho ho!)

June 09, 2006 10:06 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Pssssttt...Womanchild...how about "Ninja's don't have parrot crap on their shoulders."

June 12, 2006 9:24 PM  

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