Sunday, April 08, 2012

it's not about the pop, it's the colour of the pump

todays prompt from Wego Health is to try writing script-style (or with dialogue) to recap an awesome conversation you had this week. 

well the number 1 conversation i had this week, was with the surgeon who did my dad's pacemaker operation.  when she told my mother and i that all went well and he would be fine, that about tops the week for conversations!

but then, running second are the conversations i have every single day with my grandchildren.  some of them are sooo funny.  some are sad, and some are so serious it kind of floors me.

this week Cameron, who just turned 6, came up to me in his usual manner, and said to me,

"Nan, can I talk to you?"

"Of course you can Bud, what's up?" says I.  he sounds so serious that i am expecting some monumental question.  something of great importance.

"Well, I was just wondering..."

"Yes, what where you wondering?"

"Ummm, I was just wondering if I could have a drink?  Maybe some of that pop that you've got hiding in the fridge."

Cameron doesn't get pop very often.  He is usually quite content with juice, maybe a cup of tea in the morning.  Water and milk or chocolate milk are high on his list, but pop is not something he will ask for often.

"Do I have pop in the fridge Cam?  I didn't think there was any in there."

"Yes there is Nan, you know the one,  the Diabetic pop"

the "Diabetic pop" is actually a bottle of Coke Zero.  ever since he was little he's called it Diabetic pop instead of Diet Pop. 

"Ah, yes, the Diabetic pop.  Well I guess you can have a little glass."

"Thanks Nan.  Ummm Nan?"

"Yes Cam?"

"If I drink your Diabetic pop, will that make me Diabetic too?"

"No honey, drinking my pop will not make you Diabetic."

"Oh that's good, cause i wouldn't want to have a green pump like yours.  Green is not my favourite colour you know."

in the end, it's not so much about the kind of pop.  it's more about the colour of the pump! oh the worries of a 6 year old!!


  1. Lovely that your granchild doesn't see your health concern as an issue, only the colour of the pop can! Lovely.

  2. Awww, such an adorable innocence to that conversation! I bet you have such fun with him.