Tuesday, October 14, 2008
"say no to...what is it Mom?"
Connor came home from school, with an assignment to make a "Say no to drugs" poster. So I made nice big letters for him so that he could color it in. When he finished I asked if he wanted to add anything else. He replied that he wanted to draw a picture of drugs in a circle with a line through it. I told him good idea and left him to it. A little later he comes up to me...
C-" Mom I drew a can of pop with a line through it."
M-"Why pop? Pop isn't a drug."
C-" OK well I will do a bag of chips then."
M-" What? Connor chips aren't drugs either. Do you know what drugs are?"
C-" They are things that are bad for your body."
M-" Well, in our world, we have things that are rrrrreally bad for our body."
C-" Like candy?"
M-" It is worse than candy." His eyes get HUGE.
C-"worse than candy?"
I tried to explain it. I really did. But he is just so sweet and innocent that he couldn't fathom anything worse than candy. It just makes me not want to send him out into the world for a.very.long.time!