Thursday, April 14, 2005
Are you going to hell? are you like Velma? or both?
This story of hell and Velma brought to you by my 7-year-old
Picked him up from school today and he starts off asking, "Mom. If you say hell, does that mean that you're going there?"
Me: "No. Why?"
He goes on to explain that he was told, by Christian and Drew (classmates) that if he said hell he would go there. So I give the whole - people believe different things and here's what your dad and I believe speech.
This evening we're all hanging out and I relay to my husband kiddo's and my conversation in the car. He smiled. Kiddo overheard us talking and piped in, completely serious with, "Yeah, it's like Christian thinks he's like Velma or something. He thinks he knows everything....like Velma."
We can't hold it in. This was too funny! My husband and I start laughing quietly... then can't hold back and really let it out.
It's bedtime, I fix kiddo's blankets for him and he says something to which I reply, "Yes, but I don't think I'm Velma - I know I'm Velma. I do know everything." He laughs and comes right back with, "No you're not; you don't know mysteries."
I heat up my husband's dinner and ask him if he's going to want Ranch to dip his grilled chicken breast pieces in. He looks perplexed. I say, "It's not a trick question." He replies, "Yes, it is. You're supposed to be like Velma!"
I've a feeling that this whole Velma thing will be around our home for awhile.