Women, Money, and Barbarians

8 Years Old:

Boy: Mom, if I marry a girl and then don’t like her anymore can I switch?
Mom: *shake head* No, that’s why you must choose very carefully.
Boy: Oh. *looking disappointed*


Boy: Mom, when do people get married?
Mom: You can marry in your teens but most people do it in their 20s and 30s.
You have to work hard and be able to provide for your wife and kids. House, food…
Boy: *Nodding* I have to make money.
I would like to babysit.


Mom: Yes, everything, all of creation started decaying when Adam and Eve ate the fruit.
Boy: Even the Tree of Life?
Mom: *stumped* Good question.


Daddy, Mommy said I can get the Pokemon cards for Christmas.
Dad: Why don’t you get it with your allowance?
Boy: Mommy, should we get it with my allowance or yours?
Mom: *laughing* I don’t have a lot of money.
Dad: *hooting* Mommy has a BIG allowance! It’s called a credit card.


Mommy, I realized it’s not good to be rich. People will get jealous and kill you.
You should be medium rich.


Daddy, are barbarians still around?
Dad: What do you mean? Of course not.
Mom: Honey, it’s an honest question. The Western Roman empire fell to Barbarians. He’s wondering what happened to them.
Dad: Well no, Tennyson. They became civilized. BY THEIR WIVES. They were tamed by their wives.
*family laughing* There was the male barbarian. And the even FIERCER female barbarian.


You do realize some body-snatching went on here?

You do realize some body-snatching went on here?

168 thoughts on “Women, Money, and Barbarians

  1. DIANA!!! ๐Ÿค—

    That boy of yours is smart as a whip! So glad to see you posting here and there. Some how I unfollowed you and didn’t realize it till I went to my reader looking to see if I missed posts from you ๐Ÿ˜ณ. Perish the thought๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  2. Oh lovely! You know, we have twins … if a kid is one of twins, she/he will never give you these cute questions & answers – they have a friend too close to bother with wanting to talk to Mom! (btw, now they are grown, we talk … )

  3. So nice to see you, Diana. You are missed ! And about that Tree of Life…brilliant question. I’d keep a close eye on that boy if I were you. โค๏ธ Fun post. Come back again soon. โ˜บ

  4. What a great series of questions ~ especially for causing his momma’s heart to skip a few beats. Your son is well on his way to conquering the world, one smile and thought at a time. Brilliant and beautiful ~ and you are looking very healthy in the photo ๐Ÿ™‚
    Cheers to a very healthy, happy and successful 2016 ~ to build on what you and your family have already created.

  5. “You should be medium rich.” Love it! I have a feeling he’ll go places in this world . . . and you’ll be exhausted by the time he gets there. Great post, Diana!

  6. Happy New Year! You’ve been missed. Your little man is already showing how responsible he is. Hope that doesn’t change. So adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you! So very kind. I’ve missed you all terribly (and myself while at it). T is fun and (this is where I should stay quiet and modest, except here goes the Barbarian in me) at 8 1/2, he still gets comments that he’s really cute. Wishing you all that is good this year, my friend.


  7. Your boy has a very smart mouth and a smart head there. Very inquisitive. Seeing things us adults don’t really want to see…and that frustrates us. Love the Photoshop in the Xena image. It actually looks very good. YOU look very good ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Conversations with kids can take twists and turns we never would have expected! I can remember my oldest son at about the age of Tennyson: we were in the car running errands in December. His conversation starter was, “I want to ask you a question, but I am not sure I want to know the answer.” There was a long pause and then he asked if Santa Claus was real!

    I assume this post is an example of where you have been… doing life and enjoying time with family!

      • I think his hardest question was, “How are we not going to have tears in heaven if —– (a loved one) is not there?” That one stumped me.

        Thanks for the New Year wishes. May 2016 be a blessed year for both of our families!

  9. Happy holidays- been on a blog hiatus and just getting back. I love the inherent humor and wisdom of youth and your son obviously takes after you. Love the Xena pic of you. Totally see it! xo

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  11. Those female barbarians are tough… really tough… your husband was right the male barbarian died out, but the females? Hmmm, not so sure about that. Loved the “Tree of Life” question. Smart kid!

  12. So good to see you are back! Happy New Year!
    The great thing about children’s questions is, first you laugh and then you start thinking…. he has actually got a point… ๐Ÿ™‚ My kids’ questions sometimes make my head spin, but I believe that’s very healthy (although it does not always feel like it at that moment). Shakes the rust off the cogs ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. IMHO. The strange thing is that any question or answer from the kids are funny, honest and forgivable. But from adults… Because the perception of the adult spoiled his vicious mentality and finding some hidden meaning.

  14. This is brilliant! I loved your conversations. The one about babysitter resonated a lot ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m running series on What my Kid Says These Days, capturing snippets of conversations with my three year old. It’s good fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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