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Stranger Danger

Posted by Kristen on January 26, 2009 at 6:56 AM in Kristen
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The conversation started and seemed to spiral out of control before I caught on.

Ethan: Why do witches have gingerbread houses?

I swear, I do not know where these kids come from sometimes. Or what is going on in their heads. The total extent of our gingerbread house knowledge at our house (as far as I know, or should I say, knew) was making a gingerbread house for Christmas.

Derek: Well, witches have gingerbread houses so they can lure children in who love candy and then eat them.

I swear, I do not know where my husband comes from sometimes. Or what is going on in his head. I'm not exactly sure how I would have fielded that question but I know in all certainty that it wouldn't have involved eating small children. Call me crazy. But in his defense, my husband kept going.

Derek: That's why you are never supposed to take candy from strangers. A stranger could offer you some candy but then could hurt you.

Hmm. Not bad. Not my first choice but apparently effective.

Derek: So if someone you don't know offers you candy, what do you say?
Ethan: NO, SIR!!! (yelling)
Derek: And then you yell for help. You yell "I want my mom and dad!!"
Ethan: I will, Dad.
Kristen: What if it's really good candy?
Ethan: I won't take it, Mom. I know you will give me some candy if I don't take it from someone else.
Kristen: That's right, Buddy.

Life lessons come in the strangest ways sometimes. Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches.


4 Comments

Brenda writes...

Funny story! It is the little things that seem to give lessons in life. Just playing or doing activities can bring up random but important discussions.

LaQuesha writes...

Hi Kristen and all you SuperSisters,

My name is LaQuesha and I noticed your blog about "Stranger Danger" and thought to check it out. Your husband really brought that story home!

I am a senior Industrial Design (product design) student at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

I am currently redesigning children locators/trackers that are on the market for my thesis. I am very interested in getting feedback from actual parents of young children (around a 0-5 year old).

My big question to any parent is: Have you ever been in a situation where you lose sight of your child and you panicked? If so, how did you feel? How long did it take you to find your child?

I appreciate all replies and I look forward to developing an effective product that can bring peace to any parent.

Thank You in Advance,
LaQuesha

Sky writes...

I love the NO SIR. LOL, I mean...it's so not a funny subject. But he's so darn polite!

Mary Ellen writes...

I actually like where Derek went with it. Good one.

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