Kids say the darnedest things.
     My brood was engaged in a rousing round of Mario (the Boya has the Wii--oh Joy!) last night, well past their bedtime I might add, and during Ari's turn, Mario "kissed a Koopa" or something. As you may know, the Koopas kill Mario.
     Ariana is not the most realistic child. Although we're very matter of fact about death in our house (thanks, Mickey! LOL), the kid is only 2. So to be able to die and come back in a video game, all within a few minutes, is just beyond her scope of reasoning. She got upset and was on the verge of a tantrum when out of nowhere, Elijah (my beautiful Boya) started explaining about dying in video games. Ari wasn't trying to hear that. She countered with "Mommy said cartoons don't die and they're not real." (Drat! I did tell her that--when Spongebob had the suds and again when Wile E. Coyote blew himself up for the ump-MILLIONTH time, LOL)
     The Boya persisted. He asked her if she knew about the Waiting Box. She said no. He goes, "Mario doesn't really die. The Koopas bite him and it makes him feel sleepy, so he goes to the Waiting Box unil he feels better."
     This calmed her down, and just now she told me that I have to feed Tomato (my Betta fish) so he doesn't go to the Waiting Box.

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 8:34 AM Out of the mouths of Babes... I love the idea of the "Waiting Box"...

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