Sunday, May 01, 2005

Daughter wants a POV gun

Yesterday I took the kids to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I thought that this was a movie that we would all enjoy. It was okay, but boring.

Last night, my 5-year-old girl asked me, "Do you think that I will be divorced some day?" Sigh. I try to explain. Then she says, "I wish it were Friday. ... Then I would still have the whole weekend with you."

She also said, "We need a gun like the one in the movie. We need to shoot Mama with it."

This requires explanation. The gun in the movie was a "point of view" gun. Shooting someone doesn't harm him; it only forces the victim to understand the shooter's point of view. (In the movie it is effective on insensitive men, and unnecessary on women.) My daughter was trying to say that she just wanted to make her mama understand how the kids need to see their daddy. I was surprised that she understood the movie that well.

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