I love those articles where kids are interviewed about life. They have such a fresh, and often insightful, perspective. Does anyone remember that “Kids Say the Darnest Things” TV show? Or anytime Bill Cosby would talk to kids. He has such a talent talking to them, they just open right up. And often, to the dismay of their parents.
I recently read another article about kids giving their views on marriage. It was so funny. Then I had a brilliant idea. I have a funny six year old. Hmmm, wonder what he thinks about marriage? So, I interviewed him, asking him the same questions.
How do you decide who to marry?
You should marry someone you like.
What is the right age to get married?
Thirty. Um…no, probably forty.
How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
If the girl has a ring. (This answer actually surprised me because I don’t wear a wedding band.)
What do you think your mom and dad have in common?
They both get mad at me alot, and both are really weird. And they both almost sleep naked. (Okay, I very seldom, if ever get mad at him, yeah, I probably am a little weird…and really??!! He also only sleeps in his underwear!! sheesh!!)
What do most people do on a date?
They go to a fancy restaurant, eat, and this is disgusting- but then they kiss. And then they are boyfriend and girlfriend.
What do you do on a first date that was turning sour?
I would just try to fix everything. (Isn’t he just a sweetheart?!)
When is it okay to kiss someone?
When they are done with their date and they’re getting married. They have to basically like each other first.
Is it better to be single or married?
Married, because then you can actually kiss then, even though that’s disgusting.
How would the world be different if people didn’t get married?
People would die. There wouldn’t be kids. Kids help people. Like I’m basically my brother’s slave. I get him water bottles. Or he would die of thirsty. Kids fix everything. (hmmm…really? I didn’t realize he was this helpful. And to think his brother is still alive because of his diligent work.)
How would you make a marriage work?
You shouldn’t break each other’s legs and you should keep your hair pretty. (I’m not sure how he came up with this??! Maybe he thinks our marriage isn’t working? Neither of us have ever had a broken leg and well, honestly, I don’t always keep my hair pretty.)