Thursday, December 07, 2006

It's My Fault. I Taught Him to Read.

We have two framed newspapers hanging in our living room. One, from 1939, headlining Hitler's invasion of Poland. The other is sixty-five years old.

Sixty-five years old today.

So I shouldn't have been suprised when Corban, while "playing" Battleship (by himself), began this conversation with me.

Cor: *big sigh* "Oh, man."
Me: "What is it, honey?", scooping another bite of rice cereal into Eliana's mouth.
Cor: "Well, I'm getting attacked by the big guys now."
Me: "Oh? Who are the big guys?"
Cor: "You know. Hitler."
Me: "Ooooh. He is one of the big guys."
Cor: "Yeah. And now he's attacking Poland (said "Pauland")".
Me: "That's right, he tends to do that."
Cor: "But you want to know the worst part?"
Me: "Of course!"
Cor: "He's allied with the Japs."

.......silence..........

Ah, a new reader. An historical newspaper using 1940's lingo. What's a homeschooling mama to do?



6 fellow travelers shared:

Andrea said...

I love that! So funny. Love that picture, too. My baby Eli sucks his thumb like Eliana. So adorable.

Stacy said...

That's great! :) Love the picture!
~Stacy

Sleep-Deprived said...

Both my husband and I got a good chuckle out of that one. Our 4 1/2 year-old is really keen on asking about the "good guys" and "bad guys" with anything military-related. I'm still waiting for him (our son) to mirror back "for the national security of the United States of America" (one of my husband's favorite answers to our son's frequent questions).

Sleep-Deprived said...

oops...that quote should have read "TO PROTECT the national security of the United States of America."

bluemountainmama said...

that's classic! my son is always battling "sadaam hussein and the terrorists"- they only have to hear or read something once, i've learned, and it's forever etched into their memory! my niece is named eliana, too- a beautiful name.

Lyn said...

I love that picture. He looks so proud and she looks so content!

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