Conversations With an Eight Year Old

We were driving in the car the other day and my oldest turns to me and says, "Mom, do you think there's a portal for Heaven and a portal for hell?"

I was taken aback but definitely amused. I smiled and said, "Sure, why not?"

From there conversation turned to wormholes, portals, time travel and all other cool stuff. Basically along the lines of quantum physics. My son is not an all A student but he is a curious and bright little boy (seriously, I'm not at all biased *wink*). I can't wait to see what kind of job he decides to have as an adult and where his imagination takes him.

Do you think about portals? What kind of cool and surprising things have you heard kids say?


Maybe he'll be writing Science Fiction someday!

Portals? If you mean an entry point, sure. For people, the portal to either heaven or hell is death. I could go on, but this is a comment not a theology class. :)
Sandra Orchard said…
The cutest lately was while playing "kitchen" with my under-two granddaughter. She gave me a plate and fork, which I pretended to eat with raving over the delicious food. Delighted she brought me a little red "bowl" which I traded her for the plate and started to "clean off" with yums. Well...she got a really disturbed look, took back the "bowl" which apparently was a "pot" spooned the "food" out of the pot onto my plate where everyone knows you're supposed to eat from! :)
Loree Huebner said…
I'm with Susan - he might write Science Fiction one day.

He's definitely a thinker, Jessica. Love that.

Julie Dao said…
I like Susan's comment, too! What a creative mind. It is AMAZING how much we can learn from kids. Maybe Mommy's next romance can involve wormholes and portals :)
Brandi Boddie said…
Scifi writer, definitely! You should encourage him to write a spec fic for other children :-)
Lindsay Harrel said…
I love it when kids think beyond the norm and ask questions. You've either got a journalist or fiction writer on your hands there. :) Maybe both.
Awwww. Maybe he'll write fantasy one day. He's definitely got the imagination, and the writer's gene. :) And yes ... I think about portals A LOT. Hehehe. *wink*
Nancy said…
I don't think of portals much at all, but I can see how a child would, especially if their literature was heavy with them.

I think it is amazing what questions children ask. I'm sure your son's lively imagination will take him far.
Janet said…
Maybe you should write kid books. Your son could give you lots of material.
That is fantastic. Sounds like something my 6-year-old would ask. LOL

Karen Lange said…
You just never know what kids will bring up, do you? :) Glad he has a good imagination. He's probably creative too, just like his mom. :)
Sandra, how cute!!!! :-)

My son has a wild and strong imagination...I don't know if he gets it from me or not but I do love it. :-) I probably won't be able to get him to sit down and write a book though. He'd rather run through yard lost in his world. lol
Unknown said…
I love to write and it's quite funny how you get distracted because your thinking about you writing at the completely wrong time!

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