Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Lovely Spring Afternoon

The weather yesterday was lovely, so when I got home from work I banished all the kids to the backyard to play while Scott went out and grabbed us some dinner.

Pretty soon I heard a familiar word.  "Ow!!"

This time it was Owen.  After some investigating, I deduced that Ashley had hit him over the head with a wiffle ball bat.  A time-out ensued.

Later, as we were all munching on a healthy dinner of Bronco's burgers and fries, I related to Scott that Ashley had bat-bopped her brother's brain.  How's that for some fancy alliteration?  Don't mind me, just trying to class this post up.

Anyway, Scott told Ashley that he might have to call Dr. B (our pediatrician) and tell him what she did.  We name-drop Dr. B a lot, because for some reason Ashley really cares what Dr. B thinks. Probably because he's the guy who calls the shots.  Literally.  (Last time she got "FIVE shots, mommy!  And they PINCHED!", which she reminds me of from time to time constantly).  And then I added that "Yeah, Dr. B might need to call the police for hitting your brother.  And they could take you to jail." 

It didn't phase her one bit.  Instead, it triggered her to tell us the Passion of the Christ, taught via her Christian preschool and interpreted by her four-year-old mind.

"Yeah, mommy!  I could go to jail just like Jesus! And they might put a crown on my forehead!  And it would PINCH!  And then he walked and they yelled KILL HIM KILL HIM, and then they put holes in his hands and stuck him RIGHT HERE with a stick and then he was dead.  But now he's in heaven and in our hearts."

Yikes.  At least now I know who to blame for the wiffle bat violence.  Damn preschool.  ;-)     


Aging Mommy said...

Oh my! That sounds like a lot of violence to be teaching four year olds! The Easter Bunny seems like a much more friendly, peaceful alternative to talk about instead!

The Lane Family said...

Wow, it seems that she at least listens in preschool...and Ashley applies those lessons as needed:)

wonderchris said...

I love that the crown pinched...lol!!!!

Oh Ashley - you are in our hearts for sure. She is so adorable it kills me.

Anonymous said...

Oh my!Last week in church they started talking about Malchus who's ear got chopped off in Gethsemane.

You can not imagine the number of "Why" questions we had to answer. We decided to let church be until Easter Sunday.

liz said...

That reminds me of when Kate started to bite her sister because she saw the Yo Gabba Gabba episode where they sing, "Don't Bite Your Friends." The thought had never crossed her mind before seeing that show!

Chelle said...

Lol! I love it--and love how she totally remembered it all :)


Helene said...

Wow, she is one smart cookie! She's the one you're always gonna have to stay one step ahead of as she gets older...LOL!

Sarah loves it all said...

Not sure why I don't come over here more often! Sounds like you're having better weather than we are!

Peppermint Patty said...

Awww...that is precious! She got the "gist" of what they were teaching her in preschool about the TRUE meaning of Easter.

Seizing My Day said...

THat is SOOOOO funny!! ;)
gotta love the mind of little ones!