29 December 2011

A conversation between M- and D-: He's got a soft spot for them

Now that my son E- is officially 1 year old, hopefully he's sturdy enough to not require conversations like the following to take place between his 7-year-old brother D- and his 4-year-old sister M-, with D- giving his best approximation of my explanation of the fontanel:

D-: No! Don't touch his head! Remember there's a part on top where he has no head bone, and if you touch it, you're touching his BRAIN, and then he'll be crazy forever?!

M-: Crazy?

D-: Yeah, you know, like....

M-: Like he says, "Uhhh, spaghetti is macaroni, ummmmm..."?

D-: Yeah, just crazy; like his brain doesn't work right. So just don't touch his head.



You may enjoy my previous M- conversations, D- conversations, and (wife) J- conversations.

6 comments:

Christianfictionaddiction said...

Ha ha ha! Totally something I could see myself saying to my own child. Great post!

Jeremy

unmitigated me said...

I believe this is the origin of the Ozzy Osbourne song, Crazy Brain.

Sorry we missed you while we were in town. The whole trip was kind of a medicated haze for me because of a recent flare up of my back. We are planning a summer visit, though, including Wisconsin so we can meet up then! I miss you guys!

unmitigated me said...

I believe this is the origin of the Ozzy Osbourne song, Crazy Brain.

Sorry we missed you while we were in town. The whole trip was kind of a medicated haze for me because of a recent flare up of my back. We are planning a summer visit, though, including Wisconsin so we can meet up then! I miss you guys!

unmitigated me said...

And...I can't delete the duplicate...

Sarah L said...

This text at your link for soft spot might make D worry less about his baby brother
Makes me think -- what would ultrasound of baby brain reveal?
Such scientific children!

Parents may worry that their infant may be more prone to injury at the fontanelles. In fact, although they may colloquially be called "soft-spots", the membrane covering the fontanelles is extremely tough and difficult to penetrate. However, the fontanelles allow the infant brain to be imaged using ultrasonography. Once they are closed, most of the brain is inaccessible to ultrasound imaging, because the bony skull presents an acoustic barrier.

Trooper Thorn said...

Are you saying spaghetti isn't macaroni? Next you'll be saying that socks aren't shoes!