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Will DS become a politician?

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Kewcumber Wed 12-Nov-14 15:40:49

Visited family during half term, had a lovely time.

Someone was smoking outside the front door..

DS "Why are you smoking? It's bad for you"
Relative "Because I'm stupid"
DS "Well you should stop, it's going to kill you"
Relative "But I've got to die of something"
DS "yes but I'm going to die of old age and you're going to die young of heart disease or cancer"
Relative "ummmmm........"


We've never had this conversation before except the smoking is bad for you bit.

I admired the certainty of youth though and as nice relative said ruefully "Outmaneuvered by an 8 yr old!"

Lilka Wed 12-Nov-14 17:14:55

Public Health Official
Social Worker wink maybe they have to be more diplomatic?!

Jameme Wed 12-Nov-14 18:28:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Lilka Wed 12-Nov-14 18:45:58

I know!

He should present a TV health program, you know like the weight ones where the TV doctor tells the morbidly obese person in no uncertain terms that they're going to die unless they lose weight, and then make them eat a horrid special diet and do excercise

He can do one of those, or a stop smoking one grin

MerryInthechelseahotel Wed 12-Nov-14 20:38:34

He sounds like a much younger version of a cardiac consultant I used to work with grin

Hels20 Wed 12-Nov-14 20:38:40

Hysterical! What a gem of a conversation. Was relative suitably embarrassed?! Well done mini-Kew.

LastingLight Thu 13-Nov-14 17:07:47

Lawyer wink

Italiangreyhound Thu 13-Nov-14 19:05:31

My dd (then about 7) wondered if we should tell a group of teenagers smoking in the park that it was bad for them, I chickened out and said I thought they probably already knew! Kudos to your DS Kew. wink

Kewcumber Thu 13-Nov-14 21:25:37

Lasting - relative was more embarrassed at being talked into a corner by an 8 year old!

Threesocksnohairbrush Thu 13-Nov-14 21:30:40

I work in the NHS and was perhaps slightly over zealous about the dangers of smoking. Until the day we went out with my dearest friend who smokes, she lit up in the park and DS said in total horror 'she is smoking. She is going to DIE!'

I think he expected it to happen then and there on the spot smile

sadly lovely friend was not persuaded and remains a smoker

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