Calming bedtime talks of … what’s the point of anything
me: I can’t believe you finished the third book. (Harry Potter) Tell me a quick summary since you read most of it yourself. I’m out of the loop. (I see his look) Yes, I know I read the book before but that was a decade ago.
Jack: Sirius escapes and Lupin is a werewolf.
me: That’s concise. Thanks. Ok. Lets go watch the movie. (I let Jack see the movie only after he finishes each book. You’ve never seen a kid read so fast.)
(Later, in Jack’s bedroom…getting ready to start the next book)
Jack: The movie was awesome! Apple TV has everything.
me: For a price, yeah.
Jack: Oh no. (flipping to the end of book 4)
me: Gah! Don’t read the ending for Pete’s sake!
Jack: I’m not. I just saw it has over 700 pages! Whoa… And, I like to read the first word and the last word of every book I read.
me: 700? Better get started then… (We read the first chapter and then I tuck Jack in and rub his back a little)
Jack: Sigh… Do you ever ask yourself what’s the point? Like why are we even born if we only die anyway?
me: (uh oh) Well… We get to spend happy times with the people we love…and…
Jack: (not impressed with my explanation) Yeah yeah. I’m asking What is the point of LIFE!
me: (mouth opening and closing like a fish) Uhhh…
Jack: So THEN, ask yourself what is the point of getting SHOTS when you turn 9??!!
me: (Ahh, the real question. I look over and see that he’s already asleep.)