Four signs you need to get your kid out of the city

Over the past two weeks I have become acutely aware of the fact that my child has no idea about the world outside of the city. How so? Let me give you four separate quotes to illustrate just how sheltered he really is when it comes to all things nature.

1. During last week's drive from Chicago to Madison.

EK: "Mama, what's that?"

Me: "That's a sunset, buddy."

EK: "Can we drive into it?"

2. Driving to pick up Mr. Swirley from work.

EK: " Is that nature, mama?"

Me: "Nope, that's an off-ramp"

nature

3.  Looking up at the sky at night.

EK: "Look mama, it's a star!"

Me: "Sorry buddy, that's a plane"

EK: "NO! MAMA IT'S A STAR!!"

4.  Idle chit-chat in the car

Me: Where do apples come from, Ellis?

EK (with confidence): From the apple store.




Want more random stories about my professional/parenting/general life screw-ups? Type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Like Swirleytime on Facebook here or click over here ---------------->

Follow Swirleytime on twitter @swirleytime

Leave a comment

  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Annie Swingen

    Chicago-based hyperbole enthusiast. Mom to a kid and sometimes my mom. Overboard (1987) obsessed weirdo. I like the funnies in life.

  • Monthly Archives

  • Tags

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News