grrrr, tiger!

10 05 2005

the title is a bit misleading, but i just had to share a story. FSD (future step-daughter) calls today and is very, very excited. her best friend is apparently going to hunt a tiger in order to make her a fur coat and tooth necklace. the boy would dig a hole and cover it up…then when the tiger was trapped he would kill it. he went so far as to say that his mother would sew the coat and he would drill the holes in the teeth for the jewelry.

says dad, “so, do you know where most tigers live?”

FSD, “yeah, in asia. i read about them in school.”

“and where is your friend going to find your tiger?”

“um, i don’t know. BUT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO GET ME A FUR COAT AND A NECKLACE!!”

you should have heard the excitement and joy in her voice! is she really that naive that she would think her eight year old friend has the ability to deliver this fur coat and necklace? as a matter of fact, she called, not once, but twice, to tell us about her stroke of luck.

so my next question is – do we let her believe she’ll be getting her fur coat soon…or should we outline the implausibility of the situation?

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2 responses

11 05 2005
JJ

Let her have her joy for a day or two. But before her own realization of the truth sets in, you might want to gently let her down. Or… get her a fur coat and a teetch necklace. The choice is up to you.

11 05 2005
JJ

er, teeth necklace.

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