Tim Pratt
SF and Fantasy Writer

In Which My Son Defeats Me With Logic

A dialogue yesterday morning with my four-year-old son:

Him: “Daddy, do girls die?”

Me: “Well, yeah. Everybody dies, eventually.”

Him: “Will YOU die?”

Me: “Not for a long time, until I’m very old. Don’t worry about it.”

Him: “But does EVERYBODY die?”

Me: “Yeah, so far.”

Him: “But Santa Claus doesn’t die!”

Me: “Uh… Yeah. Wow. That’s a good point. You’re right. He doesn’t die because… he’s magic.”

Him: “Can I be magic?”

Me: “We’ll see.”

One Response to “In Which My Son Defeats Me With Logic”

  1. Dave Thompson Says:

    Oh, wow. That just totally rocked me. Thanks for sharing that!

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