7.08.2012

yes..... or no

lily just asked me if snow white was 'really REAL' and i pulled an eddie izzard.
i never know what to say in these situations. yes! nooo.... i mean of course! but not really....



how do you all handle the little white lies of childhood? is seems magical at times but just plain absurd and setting their little hearts up for disappointment at other times.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Oh man, we've been getting these same kinds of questions too, but about superheroes. Nate LOVES superheroes!! He has asked a few times recently if we have superheroes "in our world." I tell him, no, we don't exactly have superheroes like Batman or Spiderman, but we do have superheroes like policemen, firemen, and soldiers who keep us safe and help us when we are in trouble. He seems to accept that. He has also asked if specific superheros are real, like, "Is Batman real?" I have told him that no, he isn't real, but he is a cool, make-believe guy who shows us that there are good guys in the world who want to get rid of all the bad guys.

The only crummy part is when he asks if there are really bad guys "in our world"....that's not a fun conversation to have with a 4 year old....