Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Great Question of the Week

The same four-year-old from next door (mentioned in this post) gave me the highlight of the week, again. Call these our philosophical back-yard neighborly chats.

Four-year-old: “Auntie Mirka! Auntie Mirka!” (Our neighbors are of Indian origins, so every non-related adult gets to be “Uncle” or “Auntie”)

Me: “Hi there!”

Four-year-old: “What are you doing?”

Me: “What do you think I’m doing?”

Four year-old: “Cleaning the yard?”

Me: “Good guess. What are you doing?”

Four year-old: “Me too. I’m cleaning the yard.”

Me: “That’s good.”

Four-year-old: “Auntie Mirka! Auntie Mirka!”

Me: “Yes?”

Four-year-old: “why do I always want to talk to you?”

I’m left speechless. But I admit it’s a great question.


Karen B. Jones said...

I don't know for sure, but probably because you are a friendly and curious child.

Kelly Hashway said...

Aw, she sounds sweet.

Evelyn said...

What an incredible compliment from a child! Well deserved.

MirkaK said...

Decades ago, Art Linkletter had a show in which kids said the darnedest things. Later, Blll Cosby did a reprise of that. Books have been published in which comments/questions, such as the one asked by the 4-year-old next door, are collected for our entertainment and proof that sometimes children, before they’ve been socialized into prejudices of all kinds, can be wiser than adults.

Sherry Ellis said...

That's funny! You must be a nice person. That's why she always wants to talk to you.

Vijaya said...

Aw, because he clearly likes you. Kids are so funny and yes, my neighbors were Auntie and Uncle too for my kids when in WA, but very quickly they adapted to M'am and Sir living in the South.

Jenni said...

Such a cute story! Maybe she'll make it into a book someday.