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Monday, April 18, 2011

Mom, where do...?

Mag 62 photo prompt

"Mom, where do eggs come from?" asked Timmy.  "She told you, eggs come from chickens... remember at Grandpa's house.  We went to the chicken coop and picked the eggs up from the nests." answered Shelly.

She continued to stand in front of the stove, a smile across her face.  The toast popped up, she pulled the slices from the toaster and placed them on her own plate.  Picking up the knife, she scooped some butter and began to spread it across the slices.

"Mom, where does bread come from?" asked Timmy.  "She told you, bread comes from the wheat in the fields, you mix it up with the... mix it and put it in the oven." answered Shelly. 

"So bread comes from the oven, like the meat does," chimed Timmy. 

"No, not from the oven, it comes from the wheat fields... like the corn does.  Remember the big ears of corn on the tall plants in the fields at Grandpa's house.  You have to get this right, Timmy.  Bread is wheat, it comes from the fields."  Shelly instructed. 

"Oh yeah, that's when Grandpa let me ride on the tractor with him... I like tractors.  Mom, can I have my  own tractor?..." asked Timmy.

Petrina Lesko
April 2011

Another wonderful photo prompt offered by Tess over at Magpie Tales.  Sitting pondering it this morning while eating my toast and sipping coffee, I imagined hearing the above conversation between two young children sitting at the table eating their breakfast while Mom finished preparing her own.  Come join the fun over at Magpie Tales and share your own inspiring take.

35 comments:

Isabel Doyle said...

nice tale - I want a tractor too

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Cute story about the wondering (and wandering) mind of a child.

~laurie

Grandma Coco said...

This sounds like something right out of my childhood. Unfortunately, I was the know-it-all older sister. :) I enjoyed this!

anthonynorth said...

An inquisitive young one, there.
Enjoyed that.

Jingle said...

nice.

witty tale.
:)

Lolamouse said...

When my brother was little and found out where meat came from, he wouldn't eat it for about 6 months! Cute story.

liv2write2day said...

So sweet!

thingy said...

Aaw, takes me back. My daughter and I had a lovely moment like that. She even told me she loved me. I felt so fortunate until I heard her tell her sandwich she loved it, too. Kids. : )

versebender said...

Good write...takes me back to being a kid...thanks. Vb

Helen said...

Don't you love the way a child's mind wanders ALL over the place ????

Templeton's fury said...

so cute

Timoteo said...

Cute.
When I asked too many questions, they would say: "TIMMY...go play in the street!"

Margaret Pangert said...

Wow! This is so real! The dialogue is perfect. This is exactly how the big sister/little brother conversation goes. Good Magpie! xxox

120 Socks said...

You got to love children, all their wonderful questions! Lovely magpie.

bendedspoon said...

This is wonderful! And I am not going to ask where did this come from. I know :)

Brigid said...

Lovely tale and similar to what I hear most days, from eggs to tractors, the mind boggles.

jabblog said...

The questions never end - nor should they! Nice write:-)

Mary said...

Yes, there are a million questions with little ones. I like that the sister is named Shelly too!

Hope said...

many a conversations such as this in my house when the children were young wonderful read!

thank you for your visit!

Friko said...

Ah, the innocence of childhood.

Ann Grenier said...

So true to life. I still hear these conversations with my Grandchildren.

Lyn said...

Perfectly charming..the essence of childhood..lovely!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Love this and the innocence of childhood. I could almost picture the question mark in my childrens head - knowing when they would ask one of 'those' questions!

Anna :o]

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

conversations with childen tend to have a "house that Jack built" quality about them :)

Rachel Hoyt said...

Very cute story for the Magpie image. :) It's fun to read about kids and all their questions... not always fun to answer/teach them. LOL.

earlybird said...

I liked the repetition in this - very realistic. Nice tale.

signed...bkm said...

That is so true, little ones asking so many questions so full of life and wonder...thank you..bkm

Olivia said...

lolsssss

Thank heavens she didn't want a rocket! But then she won't get to own a tractor either- not right now.. :)

This curiosity is killed as we grow up.. sigh!

Thank you for stopping by at my site :)
hugs xox

Steve Isaak said...

Smile-inducing, well-written slice o' life. Thanks for that.

Paul Andrew Russell said...

A lovely take on the prompt. Oh to be a child again.

Can I have a tractor too? Always wanted a ride on one. :-)

Shanae Branham said...

I love the way this conversation wanders from thought to thought. So real!!! A child would say that! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

Kathe W. said...

great take on the photo- how kids can chatter about everything!

Zuzu said...

So nice to have a sibling! Always wished for one, older than me...
Cool magpie! That's exactly how my younger cousin asks me everything about nothing, jumping from one subject to another!
What I love about little kids is that they believe anything you tell them and ask you a whole lot of questions! I just love to tell them all sorts of stories, keeps my imagination trained!
Anyway, cool! Nice magpie!

Bee's Blog said...

The never ending questions from children! Nice read. Enjoyed it as it took me back.

Girl in My Own World said...

Cute! Wonderful write! :o)