Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, January 13, 2006 8:07 pm

In the news

Filed under: Victoria — Lex @ 8:07 pm

My daughter has started doing something most kids her age, I’m told, will never do. She’s reading the paper. My response to this, oddly, is not unalloyed joy.

Take yesterday, for example. She read this story very quietly and seriously. The following conversation ensued:

Victoria: What is this story about?

Me: Well, um, it’s about how the police chief lost his job because he apparently was doing some things he shouldn’t have been doing and then lied about it.

Victoria: Was he spying on people?

Me: That’s what it says.

Victoria: Was he spying on black people?

Me: It says he had some other police officers spy on at least one black officer, yes.

Victoria (throwing hands in air): Why does everything have to be about what color people are?

Me: I wish I knew, sweetie.

Victoria: Daddy, are we going to have another war?

Me (wondering if she has changed the subject to Iran, or what): Uh, I don’t know, sweetie. What do you mean?

Victoria: Are we going to have another war where the black people are slaves?

Me:

Victoria: Because if we are, we need to buy my friends so they can be with us!

Me:

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I’m sure it won’t be the last time, but for the first time in her life, my daughter has left me speechless.postCount(‘113720094174399697’); | postCountTB(‘113720094174399697’);

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