Thursday, May 28, 2009

what education does...

Last Monday, our family all lounged about on the back deck. Kaia and Ben ran around the yard while Mike and I watched. At one point Kaia started running around with a stick, pointing it at imaginary bears and saying "Pow! Pow! Kill!! Kill! Die!"
I asked her to refrain from pretending to kill things. She said... (ready? you're not)

"But we're farmers! We grow all our own fruits and vegetables, but if I don't go hunting, my family won't have protein!"

game, set, match.

The most I could do at this point was request that the words "die" and "kill" not be used, and that she better use the WHOLE bear.

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Well, at least she's not one of those people who thinks the meat in the grocery store is not from real animals...

She could grow some beans. :)

mom said...

SO glad to see this entry. Marvelous, as usual. I am glad she feels assertive enough to use those words, but that's just me. A little girl getting symbolic control of her reality. (but I DO understand your stance on this too, and it may well be the healthier!)