Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wanna go to Africa?

We're going tomorrow. At least that's what I told Sam so that he'd stop asking.

Sam's preschool sponsors two children who live in Chad. Once a month they have a worship service and all of the kids bring in the change that they've "earned" to send to Africa. We've been talking a lot about it and apparently when I gave Sam his money this morning, he got the impression that HE would be going to Africa today.

When I picked him up from school, he was heartbroken. "Mommy, I didn't go to Africa today!" I did my best to explain that HE wasn't going to Africa, just the MONEY. He didn't get it and he sucked me in with all of his "Whys?"

I explained that it is very far away and we would have to fly, to which he replied, "Okay, let's fly." I told him we didn't have plane tickets, to which he replied, "That's easy. we just have to go to the airport and buy them." I told him that we needed special shots so we wouldn't get sick, to which he replied, "Well let's go get those shots now and then go to the airport." I told him he didn't have a Passport...to which he replied, "What's a passport?"...You get the idea, he wouldn't take no for an answer...so I told him we'd go tomorrow and that was the end of the conversation.

I'm counting on him forgetting....if he forgets, it's not really lying, right?

2 comments:

Beth Young said...

I've had similar conversations in order to ward off an argument. Mine was more like "yes, your birthday is coming soon" when it really wasn't. Africa? Wow. That's a good one. I'm cracking up right now.

Bethany said...

Cute...Let us know if he remembers