Thursday, October 21, 2010

Where Do They Get This Stuff?

I think, compared to most "normal" families, Shawn and I are strict about exposing our children to worldly things. We have zero television channels, we homeschool, we don't go to restaurants, we don't listen to popular music, we don't keep up with sports, and we have a fairly small, close circle of friends that have lives similar to ours. All in all, our children are pretty buffered from the world.

So, when I hear Sam say, "Come on Sarah, let's go to Taco Bell and get some tacos!" I've got to wonder where on earth he came up with that. The last time we ate at Taco Bell was probably more than two years ago!

Then I overhear Sarah as she's playing with her dolls, "Oh, the baby is hungry! I better get her a BOTTLE!" Granted, she's probably witnessed other babies being fed with a bottle, but she's never seen her momma feed a baby with a bottle. Why do I never hear her say, "I better go nurse the baby!"

I guess there are worldly things much worse than Taco Bell and baby bottles...but I'm still left scratching my head.

So...make me feel better. What things have your children said or done that make you just shake your head and wonder, "Where did you come up with that?"


  1. If you take your kids to church they will be exposed to "wordly" things that way. Just one possibility of where they hear things.

  2. Oh, another thing is that our daughter can tell us things that happened 4 years ago. One example is a trip we took that we don't even talk about. Just waiting for her to tell us about her days in China, lol. Kids have remarkable memories even if it is something we wouldn't even give another thought to.