Monday, September 01, 2008

the games children play...

... and the innocence of youth. I knew something was wrong when I saw one of my son's friends anxiously running toward to me while my son, looking guilty, chased after him...
little boy: Thomas's mom, Thomas keeps trying to cut off my head!

me: Tom, is this true? Are you trying to severe your friend's head?

my son: We were just playing John the Baptist!

me: It's not nice to decapitate your friends. Play nice!

my son: But mom, I WAS! HE got to be the martyr!!

11 comments:

Chris said...

The Boy does have a point...

Nadja Magdalena said...

Catholicism affords a child such venues for imaginative play, wouldn't you agree?

My daughter has been burned at the stake as St. Joan by her 3 brothers...

Dymphna said...

I used to play being St. Joan.

Owen said...

:) made my morning.

leo said...

I love it!
What a bright boy!

Marc said...

My kids were playing knights and squires in the backyard yesterday with sticks for swords - no beheadings, but I did learn from my 10 year old daughter yesterday that a cockroach can live for a month without head. This is one of the many questions I have for the Almighty when I meet him (hopefully) - why do cockroaches have such endurance? And why was "light consigned to so delicate an orb"?...

According to William Peter Blatty in his book "Legion", a severed head has the ability to see for about a minute after its removal from the body. I'm not sure how they tested that one.

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

Move to Utah. Then I due time we will ordain this boy. I have work for him!

Fr. Daren J. Zehnle said...

Awesome!

LarryD said...

I hope there was no neighborhood girl playing the part of Salome...

Carolina Cannonball said...

no, girls have cooties!

Roses and Jessamine said...

You've been tagged for a meme:
http://rosesandjessamine.blogspot.com/2008/09/its-that-dawkins-thing-again.html