It’s Good to Be Five

Yesterday, I had the most delightful conversation with my favorite five year old on the planet. Five is such a special age; but this little boy takes my breath away. When he was three, he drew me a picture chock full of golden yellow scribbles. I asked him what he called his picture and he said, “Luck. It’s for you.” It hangs on my refrigerator to this day.


M: So do you want me to tell you something?

Me: Sure!

M: I love birds.

Me: Really? (You can see what a witty conversationalist I am here!)

M: Yes. I love wild birds and pet birds. . .

Me: So, you love all birds, then.

M: Well, no. Not the dead ones. The dead ones make me sad.


Me: So what is your favorite bird, M?

M: Oh, I don’t think I have a favorite.

Me: I’m very fond of Ravens, myself. And I like Hummingbirds, too.

M: I just don’t see how they survive on only sugar water. It can’t be very good for them.


M: You want me to tell you something?

Me: Sure!

M: I had a bad dream. I don’t know if it was a nightmare because I’ve never had nightmare in my entire life.

Me: What’s the difference between a nightmare and a bad dream?

M: Well, my bad dream had Harry Potter and Hermione in it. But none of the teachers. And Ron was not there either. Just Harry and Hermione.

It’s good to be five. It’s even better to be asked, “So, do you want me to tell you something?”

8 Responses to “It’s Good to Be Five”

  • kat:

    My son {who is five} is always saying… “mum, can I tell you something?”
    Maybe it’s the age. It sure is cute isn’t it?


    I think it is cute how they ask that… it’s so endearing. How could you say no? 😀 ~W

  • Great conversation. If you want to reassure him about the hummers, you can let him know that they also catch and eat small bugs. That might help him feel better about their diets plus there is the all important small boy gross factor to consider. It’s all good! 🙂



    Thank you!! I should see him next week for dinner… so I will tell him then. He’ll be relieved to know, I suspect.~W

  • See, I totally learned something from Liza up there…I had no idea, and I was really wondering about the sugar water thing (silly me, I should have googled that one before) 5 year olds are so cute!


    Me too. I can’t wait to show off next week. 😀 ~W

  • Cap:

    This made me smile 🙂


    This kid makes me smile. 😀 I adore seeing him. And I got your lovely email. Thank you. I’ll write you soon. Oh, and slacker that I am, I finally updated my links list with your blog. OY. It’s good to be a Gen X. 😀

  • The way kids think and express themselves is so magical. I miss that!


    Yeah, it’s different now. But, I don’t think I’d trade the conversations. 😀 ~W

  • My 2 yr old’s thing as of late is, “Guess what?”
    And by golly, he will sit there, repeating it until you finally reply, “What’s that, dear?”


    Hee… but, Mom, persistence is a virtue! ~W

  • I have a four year old who never asks if I want her to – she just does. All. Day. Long. Maybe in a few months the Do you want me to… will kick in and soften the blow.


    Ah yes. I have one of those. He’s 11. If only I could get him to WRITE everything he thinks. Heh. ~W

  • Jen:

    My 2yo has just started stringing a few words together….your post much like the stories my son is always trying to tell makes me smile! Aren’t we lucky to have these lil’ guys in our life?


    Very blessed indeed!! ~W

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