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Saturday, September 29, 2007


Precious Precocious Children

I had a wonderful conversation with my 7-year old granddaughter last week:

Grandma, when a boy and a girl gets married, it's the girl that takes the boys name, isn't it?

Usually, but not always.

When I get married, do I have to take the boys name?

No, you may decide to keep your own name and remain a Huerta your entire life.

Is that what you did?

No, when I got married, I didn't even realize I could do that. I changed later and went back to my other name, but I hyphenated it, so I'm sort of using both names.

My mom didn't want to do that.

No?

No, she didn't want to keep her other name. Do I have to get married?

No, baby doll, you do not have to get married. You may remain single your entire life if you chose to do that.

Grandma, if I get married, do I have to kiss the boy at the wedding?

I don't suppose you'd have to. But I think if you're not ready to kiss him, you're not ready to get married. Maybe you'd just better wait awhile.

Okay, Grandma.

I shall someday remind her of this converation!








4 comments:

zoe said...

OMG...it makes me smile after read, and realized when we grow older things just became more complicated and worries, i miss my childhood days...with no worries for life at all.

Kyla said...

BubTar doesn't want to get married, because he "doesn't like kissing strangers". LOL!

Sarah said...

Ha Ha!!!!

Love that!

Maggie - Mom of Six said...

I love conversations like that!

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