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You're sitting on a small rock with your eight years old child in your lap, watching the blue sea together, what would you talk about?


posted 29-Jul-2007 5:18pm  
Anything that came to mind.
posted 29-Jul-2007 5:19pm  
Whatever came up
posted 29-Jul-2007 5:30pm  
I don't have an eight year old child.
posted 29-Jul-2007 5:44pm  
I don't have an 8 year old child... wink
Nah, I'd talk about the sea. Is the kid smart?
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 29-Jul-2007 5:59pm  
Nothing. Or whatever the child brought up.
posted 29-Jul-2007 8:33pm  
When my kid is eight, I'll let you know. If we did it now, we'd talk about the water, the smell, the birds, the rocks, sand, seaweed, where Daddy is, why we are there, the sky, sun, clouds, people on the beach, the wind, puppies, kitties, horses, whales, fish, boats, when it's going to get dark, when night-night time will be, what time is it now (and again in five minutes), if we can climb the other rocks, how many rocks there are, why some rocks are in the water and some aren't, preschool, daycare, friends, grandmas and grandpas... etc.
posted 29-Jul-2007 8:45pm  
Why the sea is not really blue?
romkey Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 29-Jul-2007 10:12pm  
We'd talk about how the hell I suddenly had an eight year old child.
posted 29-Jul-2007 10:20pm  
I would talk about life and stories to my child and about Jesus
posted 29-Jul-2007 10:42pm  
Nothing and anything.
posted 29-Jul-2007 10:47pm  
Sheesh! Do people have a hard time with imagination? I guess this should have been a hypothetical question but then people with children would be writing "why is this hypothetical when I have a child?" rolls eyes That being ranted, I guess my answer wasn't all that resplendent. dead face
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 29-Jul-2007 10:50pm  
We'd probably just sing
posted 29-Jul-2007 11:08pm  
The ever changing rate of the European Currency Unit.
posted 30-Jul-2007 12:17am  
There's no telling. Sometimes Caleb is wise beyond his years and we have the most amazing conversations. I never knew you could learn so much from a child. Today, he explained his views on religion to me. Although I didn't agree with a lot of what he said, it was very interesting to listen to him speak with such conviction. Anyhow, we'd talk about whatever he wanted to talk about.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 30-Jul-2007 12:34pm  
Whatever we want to talk about......

Though I doubt she'd be on my lap.... on a rock..

My almost eight year old weighs upwards of 80 lbs and is very tall. Even on the couch is slightly awkward.
posted 30-Jul-2007 3:51pm  
Most probably about the creatures in the sea - chances are that we'd have our faces inches from the water to look for such...
posted 30-Jul-2007 5:11pm  
I'd be questioning why I chose to have a rock trying to push its way into my ass, probably why we didn't dress for winter since the ocean beaches are generally cold, wondering why it's always so damn windy, and why the sun is rarely out in the summer at the ocean compared to in the winter.
posted 30-Jul-2007 7:47pm  
posted 30-Jul-2007 7:57pm  
I would not talk , I would listen. Children have much to say.
posted 30-Jul-2007 7:59pm  
Where the hell this kid came from. I don't have and don't want children. Ok, hypothetically? Nothing. We'd be quiet and listen to the sea.
posted 31-Jul-2007 2:46am  
We might just be sitting there enjoying the beauty of the moment...or maybe we're talking about seagulls or marine creatures or just how much I love her.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 31-Jul-2007 8:38am  
quantum physics
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Pomeranian) posted 31-Jul-2007 8:38am  
you rule
posted 31-Jul-2007 11:43am  
Whatever the child wants to talk about. Or maybe we'll just be quiet for a while.
posted 31-Jul-2007 12:37pm  
how much i loved her, and how proud I am of her
posted 31-Jul-2007 2:36pm  
Eight years old? I be explaining how to make explosives using ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel, no wait, how big is the rock?
posted 31-Jul-2007 7:23pm  
Nothing just enjoy the moment. FYI don't have or want kids.
posted 31-Jul-2007 9:00pm  
we would talk about everything we were seeing.
(reply to darkshadowsseeker) posted 1-Aug-2007 1:03pm  
> I don't have an eight year old child.

Yeah i know, 99.99 % of you do not have eight year old children right now, that was hypothetical

posted 1-Aug-2007 1:21pm  
I have a 6,7,9 year old.. lol... well the 7 yr. old isn't MINE... but she calls me her step mom.
posted 1-Aug-2007 1:23pm  
Did anyone brought the subject of pedophilia when s/he's with kids?
posted 1-Aug-2007 1:39pm  
(reply to EyesOfCharisma) posted 1-Aug-2007 3:08pm  
> ugh
That would be the sickest thing i would ever hear about :)
posted 1-Aug-2007 3:20pm  
I have no freaken clue. I dont have children & dont know if I ever will have any.
posted 15-Aug-2007 4:19pm  
Deal or no deal
posted 20-Aug-2007 3:20pm  
Santa Claus and the truth about him.
posted 21-Aug-2007 4:48pm  
I would be answering his constant questions. If he doesn't have any questions about what we see, I could go over all that we see, especially in the intertidal zones.
posted 31-Aug-2007 4:58pm  

Winnie the Pooh?
posted 10-Sep-2007 12:11am  
Søren Kierkegaard's Concept of Dread
posted 15-Mar-2008 3:48pm  
how god made the world
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 26-Oct-2013 5:52pm  
King Canute.

The story as I heard it is that Canute's people and advisors began to think that he was so wise and powerful that even nature would bow down before him if he so commanded. Canute was a wise man, so he ordered his court to travel to the sea with him. He sat on his throne while the tide was out, and as it began to come in, he commanded the waves to stop, to turn back. Of course, they continued to roll in until even the great king's robes were soaked. Canute then told his advisors that he was just a man like any other, and no man can command the tides, not even a king.

I've heard other variations on the story, where Canute is teaching his advisors that God is more powerful than kings, or where Canute really was foolish enough to believe the tides would turn back. I like the version that I was told though. My mother told it to me, when I was very young, and while we were sitting on a beach. Even as a young child, I understood its meaning, and it has always stayed with me. I often think of it. It has a lot of relevance to my work.
(reply to bill) posted 12-Nov-2014 4:07pm  
I like your new avatar. smile
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Zang) posted 12-Nov-2014 5:49pm  
I'm currently taking an online course on Kierkegaard that I've been enjoying. I stumbled into it; starting it mostly out of a desire to take any philosophy class while not actually knowing much about him. The more I learn about Kierkegaard, the more I find it interesting. The course is being filmed in Denmark and on-location (it's giving his history along with his philosophy).

Are you a Kierkegaard fan?
(reply to bill) posted 14-Nov-2014 11:41am  
I don't know if I would say "fan", but I've been looking into his work periodically for quite a long time. I'll read a bit, and then I'll think about it for a while...

Lately I've been spending more time with Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. I find their work easier to apply to my everyday life. Particularly at work.

I spend 15 hours a week commuting on public transit, which gives me a lot of time to read.
posted 7-Dec-2014 1:08pm  
God, and the scenery

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