From the Mouths of Babes

Based on the intensely popular Twitter feed, I suppose I could also title this post, “Sh*t My Kid Says.” There’s an idea.

Yesterday, when we were driving home from school, K-Man told me, “I love Jackie Chan, Daddy.” Since he’s never seen a Jackie Chan movie, I was slightly perplexed. Because I’m a responsible parent, I asked him how he knows about Jackie Chan. K-Man cleared it right up with, “I just do.” Got it. In other words, all those stories about kids learning all kinds of crap at school is starting.

I kept pressing and asked more questions. (You know, just like the anti-drug commercials say that you’re supposed to do. I’d hate for K-Man to start smoking pot when he’s five because I didn’t seem interested in his pre-school life. According to those commercials, there’s a chance he’d start doing crack by age six if I’m not careful.) “Who is Jackie Chan?” K-Man responded, “He’s a karate guy. Karate is my favorite. He’s my favorite karate guy.” Can’t argue with that.

I was intrigued. “How do you know about Jackie Chan?” And, then we got to the bottom of it. “B-Man (his best friend) told me. He watches Jackie Chan movies with his brothers.” Got it. Case closed. The most important information is being passed along between good friends. I don’t remember what I talked about with my friends when I was four, but I did bring porn to school to share with my friends in junior high. K-Man, of course, won’t have to worry about that, since porn is everywhere now. But, I digress. The point is – Jackie Chan is just the tip of the iceberg and, frankly, I can’t wait to pick him up today to find out what else he’s learned while out of our watch.

Better yet…I wonder what gems he shares that his friends bring home to their parents.

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