Saturday, July 17
See No Evil
Confession I: I feel guilty when I let my girls watch television so I can get something done. Part of me hears Parent magazine in the background, telling me their minds will turn to mush and they'll never graduate kindergarten, much less college. But when I don't have a break, I feel even worse! It's a Catch 22. So I usually compromise and let them watch Bible DVD's or educational cartoons, like Diego or Blues Clues or Little Einsteins...surely their IQ will go up instead of down, right? Here are some of the recent conversations around our house, just judge for yourself:
"Mom, did you know Jonah wasn't the only one in the whale? There were a whole bunch of people who sang in there with him!" - Thank you, Veggie Tales!!
"My mother was a caterpillar, my father was a worm, and I'm okay with that now." - Hermie Wormie
Linsey, frantically searching, "Have you seen the box with my voice in it?" - Think Little Mermaid: she actually sings into this little box, and she cried one day when Nattie ate it.
"My baby! They've stolen my baby!" - This is from a Moses cartoon, only Hannah will yell this at the top of her lungs in the store or on the trampoline.
"Look at that flying condor!" - Diego only rescues exotic animals; he needs to teach about crows.
"Mama, did Jonah really get slapped with fish when he went to Nineveh?" - Again, Veggie Tales
"Aah! She's gonna EAT ME!" Hannah running away from her sister - Lion King?
So...not doing so hot in the IQ department, about this time I'm thinking of becoming Amish and teaching them to knit instead of watching mind-mush. But then Linsey breaks out with things like this:
"I know what mercy is. It's giving people a second chance. I learned it on Jonah."
And this morning, she started crying, "Mama, I'm sorry for all the bad things I've done. I watched a movie where God forgave all the people for all the bad they did, and I want you to forgive me!"
Then again, maybe some movies aren't so bad after all :)
Confession II: Lol, after that speech about educational TV, I just remembered they're watching Shrek right now!! Oh well, nobody's perfect, right??