December 06, 2004

A couple of Girl Child Stories

It has been awhile since I have posted a Girl Child story, so here are two of them.

First, we stayed up late on Wednesday night to watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on television. She was very, very excited and was counting down the days until we got to see it. She doesn't get to watch much television, a good thing I think, so she was not too clear on the concept. She thought it was a movie so each time it stopped for a commercial, she'd look up at me, we were cuddling under a blanket on the couch, and she'd ask if it was over yet. I'd tell her no, that it was just on commercial break. Finally, after the 352nd commercial, she looked at me and said:

All these commercials? Its just not right.


Second, she busted me. I told her that I was going to a memorial service and that she could not come because no kids were allowed. This was in the morning. She accepted that reason and let me go peacefully on my way. Later that night, when I got home, I told her that I saw some of her cousins there (the grandchildren of the woman whose husband had died) and the Girl Child said:

Hey! I thought you said that no kids were allowed!!!

My wife and I were astounded that she remembered from this morning and then so clearly busted me on it. I had to explain the circumstances surrounding the reasons why my cousin wanted her grandchildren there. Upon which, the Girl Child told me that Sam was not dead, he was just in heaven. That may sum it up rather neatly for me. I'm not sure where she picked that up, but she was firm and unshakeable in her conviction.

Posted by Random Penseur at December 6, 2004 11:31 AM

Busted, buddy! That'll teach you to give her mixed messages!!!


Posted by: Mick at December 6, 2004 11:57 AM

I love it. She was initially confused (maybe even suspicious), but, after your hummina-hummina explanation, headed straight for the divine resolution. Precious.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 6, 2004 10:00 PM

Do you mean the really old Rudolph movie that looks kidn of real with the scary snow monster and stuff? Or the cartoon? :)

Posted by: Hannah at December 9, 2004 09:21 AM
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