The soda fountain of youth

In the desert

“Do we all have to die?” my six-year-old asked me as I was putting her pyjamas on last night.

Taken aback, I had to think fast and finally replied: “People usually die when they’re old. At the end of their lives, when they can’t do much anymore.”

“Well, I don’t want to die”, she said with determination.  “I will start drinking lots of pepsi and coke when I am a teenager. Diet ones too.”

“What? Why?” I was confused by her sudden announcement.

“You told my sisters that they won’t grow if they keep drinking the stuff.  I don’t want to grow old and die. I will just drink lots of it to stay small.”

You could have knocked me down with a feather…

If only things were so simple. If only…

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3 Responses to The soda fountain of youth

  1. Julie Sassine says:

    So smart and wise and fast and cute!!! Love this girl!

  2. Anonymous says:

    She’s amazing, your little Monya!!

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