Conscience

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As I was putting the girls to bed, Z starts crying inconsolably.   I tried the usual measures of hugging, rocking and reassuring her that she is just tired or probably ate too much candy, but it wasn’t working.

Finally, after much coaxing,  I managed to get her to explain her blubbering.

“Mom, s-s-sometimes, when my friends at school fall, I laugh,” she wailed.

I find myself bemused, waiting for her to continue.

“Sometimes, I laugh even if they get huuuuuuuuurt!”

At this point I am trying to suppress my own laughter.

“I’m a t-t-terrible person, and I can’t heeeeelp it!” she sobbed.

At this point, I explained to her that this is a natural human response, and that there is even an entire television show (America’s Funniest Home Videos) dedicated to this very phenomenon.  She looked at me skeptically and I am pretty sure she is still convinced she is going to hell for this.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Courtney Wright
    Jun 25, 2018 @ 04:19:27

    Awww… poor Z! Bless her heart. She must be very sensitive. I’m not quite sure what you can do to convince her…find reruns on YouTube?? 😉

    Reply

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