Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Reality

Tonight, as we were watching the news, the Bear pointed at the TV and said, "Fireworks, Mama! Fireworks on the TV!"

It was a report from Haifa. The fireworks were explosions.

How do you explain war to a two-year-old? Can you? Should you?

3 comments:

Ninotchka said...

I really don't think you can. Which cancels out the "should," don't you think?

Fireworks. What a sweetie.

Julie said...

I hope "can't" or "shouldn't" is the answer, because I don't want to. Hell, I don't ever want to.

Jane said...

I think "can't" is probably the answer, so I'm going to go with my patented "evasion and distraction" technique - goes something like this:

"Well, Bear, they're *like* fireworks, except that - look! crackers! want a cracker?"

Works like a charm.