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September 16, 2006

Conversations with the Older Children

The older kids are supposed to be going to bed. Instead, they keep coming down with questions. Tonight, I'm not sure I want to know where these questions are coming from:

"What are narcotics?"

"Mom, what is a mortgage interest deduction?"

Are they doing drugs, or trying to buy a house? Both? Maybe looking into selling drugs to finance the house? Should I be worried?

Posted by lynx at September 16, 2006 9:45 PM

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The narcotics question is from a space trading game, in which you can make money trading various commodities. You can make more money with narcotics or firearms, but at some risk if you get caught.

The mortgage interest deduction was from Connor looking over my shoulder as I was reading a blog post, and seeing an ad in the sidebar.

What is best about the narcotics question, though, is that before I corrected his pronunciation, Connor asked what were "necrotics".

Posted by: Jeff Medcalf [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 17, 2006 9:11 AM

ROFL - necrotics. That'd be an interesting discussion.

I was thinking perhaps they were just looking at buying a house that had been repo'd in a narcotics sting? You know, looking on the bright side.

BTW, I still chuckle over "I don't have any knives" at least a few times a day. I love the things they say.

Posted by: Dy at September 17, 2006 11:44 PM

Thank you Jeff for the explanation. My first thoughts were that you all TiVo'd the commercials! I figured that we'd just have to explain to you all exactly how it works ;-) And "necrotics" That's FUNNY!

Posted by: Diane at September 18, 2006 1:10 PM

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