I was watching the evening news tonight and my boys were playing in their room.  My son Jakob (5 yrs old)  walked in the room just in time to hear something about a murder that had happened.  He looked angry, and said, "What?!?!  Oh, God is SO not pleased!  God get's mad if you kill a daddy, or a woman, or a children!  Mom, this show is not appropriate for me!"  Then he said, "I have some other business to do, I'll be back later", and walked back to his bedroom.  I guess the lego's were calling his name..... 

 It's so sad that parents can't even watch the evening news with young children around anymore.  I guess it's back to the Disney Channel on the tube until bedtime from now on until the boys are in high school....  I am trying so hard to shelter them from the bad and ugly in this world, but it get's harder and harder to hide the truth about this world from them.....  I just want the innocence to last as long as it can in their eyes and hearts.     

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Feb. 6, 2008 at 11:01 PM I feel you. I don't even like watching the news myself some of the time. I mean, the reality is that bad things DO happen in the world we live in, BUT there are good things too, and the news never talks about those things anymore...or at least very rarely. Sad really. On another note, you're son sounds like a pretty smart kid...and the "I have some other business to do, I'll be back later" is one of the most adorable things I've ever heard!

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Nov. 3, 2008 at 9:34 PM

On a happy note, it sounds like you are doing a pretty good job with him, he knew it wasn't appropriate for him and he knew God wouldn't be happy about the murder.  That's a pretty smart kid, and sounds like a pretty good mommy!

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