Wisdom Comes Suddenly

Moral Relativism

September 11th, 2011 · 5 Comments


Mommy: Well Sara, I hope this week has taught you something about the consequences of lying.  Tell me, what have you learned?

Sara: Only trashy people lie, and they never get to listen to rock n’ roll in the car.

Mommy: Well, SO…um…yes.  Those are some things you could be taking away from this week.

Sara: Do I get my rock n’ roll back?

Mommy: Yes.

Sara: It could have been worse.

Mommy (using my very serious Mommy voice, trying to resurrect the spirit of Pa Ingalls): What could possibly be worse than lying?

Sara: Melanoma.

Mommy: Wha….um, well yes Sara.  YES, Melanoma is worse than lying.  (Oh Good Lord, really?  She played the cancer card?  I’m officially too dumb to parent.)

{Note to self: Be sure to teach Sara the difference between a VIRTUE and a DISEASE STATE.}


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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 M3 // Sep 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Oh my, I shouldn’t be laughing, should I? Ha!!!!

  • 2 Stephanie // Sep 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I had to giggle too. I’m sure that will come back to bite me in about 4 years. ;)

  • 3 The Momma // Sep 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Laugh away…heavens knows I can barely keep a straight face with this child most of the time!

  • 4 Aunt Jenny // Sep 14, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I love how concise Sara is. What did I learn? I learned that only trashy people lie, and cancer is usually worse. What’s next..

  • 5 Hands Free Mama // Sep 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Ha ha….I am sorry, you are hysterical. I am sure you can hear me laughing all the way from Alabama … “I am officially too dumb to parent.” CLASSIC!