ravinlunachick Posted December 1, 2011 Share Posted December 1, 2011 Either that, or I'd bite right through my tongue. I overheard the craziest exchange between a couple and their son today. This is nearly word for word, and they were all very serious about this, trust me. I was at the center where my son goes for therapy. There is a toddler play area at one end of the very large lobby. Sometimes older kids come down there to watch the television mounted on the wall. At the end of the play area, there is a wooden tree on the wall. It has wooden apples and a little bluebird perched in its upper "branches". The boy (who looked about 5 or so) came running up to the area and said, "Oh boy! I'm going to eat some of those apples!" Mom: (gasps audibly) You will NOT! God doesn't WANT you to! Kid: I want the apples. Nom nom nom They look delicious, don't they? Dad: (in a stern voice, wagging finger at kid) What did God tell you about this? Kid: Nothing. God has never talked to me. Dad: GOD DOES NOT WANT US TO EAT THE EVIL APPLES! Remember the Garden of Eden?!? Do you want to be like Eve? Kid: (smiling) They're just apples. They aren't even real. Dad: God has spoken to us about the Tree of Good and Evil. We must never eat of the apples! Mom: I can't believe you're acting like this. God will be angry with you! (looks absolutely distraught) Kid: (shrugs) God is dead. I don't care. Mom and Dad gasp. Dad grabs kid by his shoulders and shakes him. Dad: Don't you EVER say that!!! Why would you say that?!? Kid: My gods are dead. Dad: NO!!!! Don't you EVER say that! Why would you say that? Kid: Why not? Dad: (spluttering) It's preposterous, that's why! At this point, the therapist for the boy walks up, and mom and boy leave. Dad and baby sister sit down and proceed to seem perfectly normal. I was all :blink: and trying not to stare. I was so incredibly glad that my girls were at the other end of the area and missed the entire evil apple exchange! What in the world? It still boggles my mind. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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