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Drive Me Slowly Out of My Mind

March 29, 2011

Endless questions.  The twins ask endless questions.  Many of these center around a topic that holds great facination for them: Diarrhea.

Charlie: “Do elephants have diarrhea?”

Other questions are prompted by grown-up talk that they are increasingly tuned in to.  In the car this week, Elisabeth overheard my mom talk about a reckless driver who almost killed her.

Elisabeth: “What does kill mean?”

Not wanting to explain vehicular homicide, I tried to start talking about something else to divert her attention but she persisted.

Trying a different approach I took advantage my mom’s accent: “Well, Elisabeth, “Keel” means to fall over in a faint.  Like if you are so tired you just fall over.  Keel.” She was satisfied.

Just minutes later Charlie jumped on the lyrics from an oldies song playing in my mom’s car.  It was “Hold Me.”

Charlie: “What does ‘Take me in your arms and drive me slowly out of my mind mean?”

Me: “Well, you know like maybe he wanted to have a hug with somebody. Maybe he wanted to hug somebody with his arms.”

Charlie: “Who did he want to hug?”

Me: “Probably his mom.”

He nodded, understanding.  He does loves to hug.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Papaw permalink
    March 30, 2011 12:56 pm

    Great post.

  2. Mary Olson permalink
    March 30, 2011 2:33 pm

    This a “printable” post…it sounds like you are all having a warm and! cozy time with family ! Lots of love and hugs, Grandma and Grandpa.

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