Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Things An 8 Year Old Can Teach You

A few weeks ago, I had to have a difficult conversation and I was struggling with what to say. So in a moment of pure genius (I realized later), I asked my 8 year old nephew how he would deal with the issue. He had surprisingly very good advice. I asked him to role play the scenario with me, where he was me and I was the person I needed to confront. He was honest, straightforward, and compassionate. I used his advice.

When I was visiting last weekend, I decided to interview him to see what other pearls of wisdom he would give. He was brilliant.

I hope you enjoy this post on “Things an 8 year old can teach you”.


  • Me: Carson, what is your favorite color?
  • Carson: Red and Blue.
  • Me: Why?
  • Carson: Red because of OU and Blue because of Newcastle

Common sense

  • Me: What are your favorite sports?
  • Carson: Football, baseball, and basketball.
  • Me: Why are the balls all shaped the way they are?
  • Carson: Well, it would be hard to hit a football with a bat and you can’t dribble a baseball or football.


  • Me: Have you ever kissed a girl?
  • Carson: Uh… no.
  • Me: Have you ever wanted to kiss a girl?
  • Carson: Why are you asking that?!? Uh… no, not… no… not yet.


  • Me: What super power would you choose?
  • Carson: BIG Brains


  • Me: If I gave you $1000, what would you do with it?
  • Carson: Save it until I get to $1 million.


  • Carson: Aunt B, I’ve never been tagged out in baseball.
  • Me: How many of the other’s have? None.


  • Carson: Aunt B, what do you call cheese that isn’t yours?
  • Me: I don’t know.
  • Carson: Nacho cheese.

See? Brilliant...

...QueenB Says


  1. Big brains? I need to have a talk with this kid.

  2. Nacho cheese? I seriously cannot stop laughing. Whe. He turns 18, give him my number, would you?

  3. I laughed pretty hard at nacho cheese too! Until my 6 year old neice felt the need to explain it to me...

    Noah, what's your super power? I want being invisible I think. Same 6 year old neice wanted to be able to walk through walls without breaking them. I tried to get back at her for explaining the nacho cheese joke, so I asked her if she would be okay just using a door. She looked at me like I was an idiot.