Moments That Stop My Heart

We watched the movie NannyMcPhee a few days ago. (Please note the time lapse, as it shows intense meditation). Its a movie about horrible children who learn that there are consequences to their actions.

This morning, I was making pancakes. One of the children came and sat down at the kitchen counter to talk to me. I was measuring and flipping, so it turned out to be a monologue punctuated by occassional encouragingly vague sounds ...

"Mom? I know which one of the children was the naughtiest. Want to know? It was Simon? Want to know why? Because he's the one with the tarantula. Lee says its the one that put worms in the sandwiches. But I think its the one with the tarantula. He could have killed someone! Heart-attacks kill people. Mom? What I can't figure out though is this -- where did he get a fat tarantula on such short-notice? He didn't live in a jungle. For example, I don't live in a jungle either. Where would I get a tarantula if I wanted one? You know, just in case I need one some time."

The really scary part? The child talking was Cassie (who has never met a ruffle she didn't adore). Which is a warning to us all -- Don't judge a book by its cover!


Heehee. The kids got that for Christmas last year, and I LOVE that movie!

Leni | 11/06/2007 - 04:35 AM

I bet this man could help find a tarantula or at least a substitute critter.

Lucy's Husband | 11/07/2007 - 11:51 AM
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