Conversation with a Toddler

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Mommy, can I pick my boo-boo scab?
No.

Why?
Because you’ll make your boo-boo bleed.

Why?
‘Cause kids with boo-boos always need
to keep out germs.

Why?
In a basement lab
a man discovered bad goo on his hand made
infection. That’s what germs are all about.

Why?
For good goo in and bad goo out,
a boo-boo scab works better than a band-aid.

Can I pick my boo-boo?
No, don’t pick it.

Why?
You’ll never see me picking mine.

Why?
‘Cause it’s against the boo-boo laws …

Why?
… and if you get a boo-boo ticket
you’ll have no money for the boo-boo fine.

Why?
Because, my precious. Just because.

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cc-by-nc-nd  Mary Boren, 2001

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