Friday, April 9, 2010
Reality Check and Family Humor
Recently during family devotions, we have been reading about Gideon. During one of the Q&A times, Dale asked:
"What part of the watch did Gideon and his men show up at the Mideonite camp?"
Elizabeth's answer: "The minute hand."
It's a little non-sequitter-ish, but so like her father. Sorry honey, she gets it from you.
As we were eating supper the kids were discussing what they wanted to do for family fun night. The general consensus was to watch a movie, but there seemed to be no real agreement as to what to watch.
Somehow the conversation drifted and Dale and I got talking about what we watched growing up. I mentioned that one movie I liked growing up was "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" with Don Knots.
"There was another movie they had on once a year that I liked too, but I don't know if it would be appropriate," I hesitantly added.
"What was it?" they all asked eagerly.
I sheepishly replied "The Wizard of Oz".
I was thinking about some of the scarier parts of it... the tornado scene, those nasty monkeys, etc... wouldn't be appropriate for my tender little children's imaginations when I realized the conversation had drifted to Elizabeth's recent renewal in her reading of Shakespeare.
"Oh yeah.. then he took the knife and thrust it through his own heart!" I caught Josiah (9 years old) saying theatrically. The vein went through all the tragedies they have read... Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet... the kids repeating some of the more dramatic lines and death throes like melodramatic parrots.
Well, I guess the Wizard of Oz wouldn't bother them after all.