Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Let's be safe!

The other night we were driving home from running our errands and The Son came up with a new "game" that he wanted to play. He called it "The Safety Game". The object of the game is to list things that were not safe...I have no idea how he came up with it but it went a little something like this. 
Son: Momma, do you know anything that's not safe?

Me: Sure, what do you mean exactly?

Son: Like running in the street is not safe, right?

Me: Yep, and talking to strangers when Momma is not around is not safe.

Son: What are some more things that are not safe?

Me: Well... (racking my brain because this is my time to tell him all those things Mom's are supposed to tell their kids but now he's actually listening) running with scissors, that's really not safe.

...we continue on for a bit...

Son: I know! I know! 

Me: Ok, go ahead

Son: Getting too close to an alligator, that's not safe either. 

Me: (LMAO) Yes Honey, you're right we definitely don't want to get close to an alligator. 

Son: A crocodile wouldn't be good either huh? 

I didn't have the heart to tell him we aren't going to see any such reptiles any time soon unless we're at the zoo, besides...he's not exactly wrong. We got home shortly after that and he hasn't asked to play the game again but next time, I'll be prepared with LOTS more things that aren't safe: smoking, underage drinking,  drugs, unprotected sex, etc., etc...OK, maybe a few years for those. 

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