Closing in on the Age of Reason
Loose re-tellings of events of the day
Lisa: Josh, did you just do <something bad>?
Josh: … I don’t know …
Lisa: <stern look>
Josh: … yeah …
Ten minutes later
Me: Josh cut that out, you’re going to hurt yourself.
Josh: <continues crazy go nuts>
Me: <fends from crazy go nuts>
Josh: <wounds self amidst crazy go nuts>
Josh: <crying , screaming, gnashing of teeth>
Lisa: What’s going on in here?
Josh: <to Lisa:> It’s Daddy’s fault, he didn’t make me stop.
Me: <to Lisa:> The Daddy whom you gave me – he told me to stop, but he did not make me stop.
Josh: That’s not fair!
Parents: <shared , knowing smiles>
Clearly, he is starting to grasp the consequences of his actions … and already actively looking to dodge accountability … ah, stench of sin, how we know you all too well.