Heartburn or hotburn?

As Nathan and I were driving past a Home Depot today, he saw they had one of those giant outdoor-event type tents set up outside. He insisted we go over there so we could go trick or treating. I explained to him that Halloween is only once a year and no one trick or treats once it’s over. After becoming quite upset with me because he thought I was keeping him from a final round of trick-or-treating, he finally calmed down and asked what the tent was for. I told him it was more than likely to provide shade for some outdoor event.

“So people don’t get hotburn?” he asked.

“Heartburn? No, you can’t get heartburn that way,” I replied.

“How do you get hotburn?”

“Heartburn is when you eat something that your tummy doesn’t like and it kinda burns.”

“Can I see a picture of your burned heart?”

“Ha ha! No I don’t mean my heart actually gets burned. Heartburn is more like a stinging, burning feeling in your tummy or throat. It doesn’t actually burn your heart.”

“No, hotburn is when the sun shines through the trees and there’s not enough shade. Then you get hotburn.”

“HOTburn? Nathan, you’re awesome.”

I’ve been laughing most of the day after this conversation. Nathan thought heartburn was called hotburn, with a totally different meaning. Bless him. I love this age and all hilarious conversations we have!



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