Monday, December 14, 2009

And It's Only 7:30 in the Morning

Already this morning I have had to carefully explain, in ten-year-old-boy language, why Tiger Woods is constantly on the news and radio. Even though I change the channel and don't watch news with the kids around, they still seem to hear everything! (One of the advantages to homeschooling our children is that we have been able to keep them from knowing about "adult topics" prematurely.)

This morning Caleb said, "Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods. They are always talking about him!"

I finally told him that Tiger Woods has made some bad choices and that the media keeps talking about it. He couldn't understand that a car crash would be that big of a deal.

Hmmm. How do I explain Tiger's crappy behavior to a child who doesn't know about you-know-what?

I ended up telling him that Tiger is a married man with a family who chose to go on lots of "dates" with other women. I asked him to think about how he would feel if his daddy chose to "date" other women and kiss and hug them.

He wouldn't like that at all. I explained that this is not God's plan for families and that is why it is so sad.

He agreed. But not without adding, "But he's still the best golfer in the world."

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Meanwhile, I gave Glory a choice of either milk or water with her pancakes and yogurt. Her answer? "Lemonade!"

Is it really only 7:30?

3 comments:

homeschoolmom said...

sounds to me like you did a good job of explaining tiger's infidelity to your son. i believe it's a real blessing to be able to keep our kids innocent of the specifics of our world's sinfulness for much longer than most kids.

and jmho, but lemonade does not go with pancakes. :P

LivinginLilliput said...

Ia m tired of hearing about him also. Thank goodness none of my children know what's going on..:(

Hilary said...

Tiger's a real dose of reality of how "heros" let us down. Yuck...