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Sunday, November 8, 2009


First, I must preface with my attempt to explain war to a 2 and 4 year old.

When Jordan (also see Airforce Bearcat) left for 'Iraqistan', we talked about how "Jobo" was going far away, for a long time. I explained that we need heroes here at home (which was actually a small part of my attempt to encourage Ben not to bite his sister and brother...he needs to be a hero and not a bad guy...but I digress) and we need heroes far away to keep us safe. I would occasionally quiz them as to what Jobo was doing and they would, for the most part, answer, "Jobo is being our hero far away."

BUT. One day. I asked Meg, "What is Jobo doing?" And without hesitation, she replied, "He's shooting the bad guys."

WELL. So much for sugar coating.

SO. Today, I called for Meg and Ben to come downstairs for naps. When I heard no rustle to comply, I increased the intensity of my request by stating "the consequences" for not coming downstairs by the time I counted to three. After the countdown and with still no rustle to comply I marched upstairs and delivered "the consequences."

On the way downstairs, Meg decided to give me some "consequences" of my own.

And I quote. "Momma, if you don't stop giving me consequences, I'm going to have Jobo shoot you, too!" (Insert the mental image of my contorted mouth and bobbing shoulders as I tried my darnedest to conceal my inner outburst of laughter).

Momma, you 'bad guy', you.

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