God Eats What?!?

So we were sitting there at the kitchen counter, talking about things the baby-sitter needed to know. Cassie (age 6) started telling her something about monsters. Katherine (age 3, as of last week) shuddered. Monsters eat small children. Cassie tried to make it better -- "God is bigger than the BoogieMan" -- ala Veggie Tales. To which Katherine replied -- "GOD eats small children."

Add this to the list of sentences I never thought I'd utter ... once I found some words ... right up there with "Do NOT put your booger in MY nose" ... "God does NOT eat small children!"

Katherine smiled at me benignly. I have the eerie feeling that perhaps she never really believed God ate small children. That perhaps she simply wanted to see Mommy's reaction. That perhaps my life to this point has only been preparation for surviving Katherine.


When my hand is working well again, I'll tell you our story about that song. Good stuff.

Leni | 11/25/2008 - 02:20 AM

OK, my hand is working again.

When the kids were babies, daddy would have the lovely job his family referred to as the "booger baster." Know that squeezy thing you use to clean out the baby's nose?

Well, this in turn got him dubbed as the "boogie man," which was the only boogie man my kids knew of. So when Veggies on TV start singing about God being bigger than the boogie man, the kids assumed they were singing about their daddy.

Which is why the song became, "God is bigger than the Daddy man..."

Good stuff. Especially when my dh had to explain it to people.

Leni | 11/28/2008 - 01:45 AM
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