Out of the mouths of babes...

by pale.emperor 9 Replies latest jw experiences

  • pale.emperor

    Conversation with my 3yo this morning:

    Me: Hey, it's <friend in her nursery> birthday in a few days

    Her: Jehovah doesn't like birthdays

    Me: That's ok, he's not real

    Her: He's just pretend. I like birthdays.

    Me: Me too. And Christmas

    Her: I love Christmas!

    Me: Well guess what?

    Her: What?

    Me: I like Christmas too AND... your mum is gonna do Christmas as well now. But Grandad (her mums dad) and nana (her mums mum) dont like Christmas

    Her: That's because they think Jehovah is real

    Me: Yes

    Her: But he's just pretend.

    Me: Yep. I used to think he was real when i was little

    Her: You were very silly daddy

    Me: I know.

  • Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho
    Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho

    Conversation with my 3yo this morning:

    Me: You ready for school?

    Him: Ja!

    Me: How do you feel?

    Him: Hap-py!

    Me: Why?

    Him: Caca.

    ...He'd sh*t his pants. Looks like Jehovah favors the wise and intellectual ones like your daughter, Pale.

  • Xanthippe

    Priceless! What a joy to read. You handled it so well, not silly daddy now.

  • WingCommander
    Oppps! I think I just crapped MY pants! lol
  • ttdtt

    It's amazing.

    My youngest a few years ago before we started fading would say things that blew me away.
    This was PRE us telling them that JWs are full of it.

    "God cant live forever. that doesn't make any sense"
    "We cant live forever, the earth cant exists forever so how could we?"
    "I dont want to live forever, I think that would be scary and boring."

    Just a sampling. When she was 5 she said something that completely blew us away, but I am not going to talk about that now.

  • cofty


  • Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho
    Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho

    @WingCommander Mama Wake Me is here - I'll take care of you.

    Now drop your pants.

  • SummerAngel

    My 5yr old had a go at my JW parents for not celebrating Christmas because

    'Grandad you are very naughty and you should celebrate it'

    Equally when she returned after her party and met her cousin and said ' its my birthday why didn't you come' cousin who is 3 snarled " because birthdays are bad" mine looked completely puzzled and replied " no their fun I've got cake and presents"

    I found the whole exchange really sad to be that indoctrinated at 3.

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    Conversation with my 30 year old child this morning:

    Oh yeah, I don't have kids, thanks Watchtower for encouraging me to not have kids for the sake of the Kingdom.

    Drop dead Gov. Body

  • MrRoboto

    wasanelderonce - funny thing about that is that they will actually blame you for not disobeying the "encouragement" (similar to how they blame the r&f for their 1975 fiasco)

    I concur with your sentiments.

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