Monday, October 27, 2008

Lost In Translation!

So tonight me and the girls are sitting down to have FHE. Loni is now working the swing shift, so it was just me and the girls. So I was talking to the girls the importance of always telling the truth. I am giving them different scenarios, and then I thought of coarse the boy who cried wolf! So I start telling them the story realising I have no idea what I am talking about, I forgot the story!

So I am telling them of the boy sitting on the hill top and crying wolf, I told them the boy ended up getting eaten by the wolf! LOL! Well by this time my girls eyes were as big as baseballs. We opened it up for conversation and Tilisa and Shanny were asking tons of questions. I look at Ana and she is not saying anything which is odd for her, but you could see the wheels just turning. So finally we get done say our prayers and they were getting tucked in bed and Ana finally said, "Mom, wolves don't eat boys they eat big snakes!" I was laughing my guts out but I felt dumb because I forgot the story so of coarse I turned to google! This is the story just in case you have forgotten.
There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!"The villagers came running up the hill to help the boy drive the wolf away. But when they arrived at the top of the hill, they found no wolf. The boy laughed at the sight of their angry faces."Don't cry 'wolf', shepherd boy," said the villagers, "when there's no wolf!" They went grumbling back down the hill.Later, the boy sang out again, "Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!" To his naughty delight, he watched the villagers run up the hill to help him drive the wolf away.When the villagers saw no wolf they sternly said, "Save your frightened song for when there is really something wrong! Don't cry 'wolf' when there is NO wolf!"But the boy just grinned and watched them go grumbling down the hill once more.Later, he saw a REAL wolf prowling about his flock. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, "Wolf! Wolf!"But the villagers thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come.At sunset, everyone wondered why the shepherd boy hadn't returned to the village with their sheep. They went up the hill to find the boy. They found him weeping."There really was a wolf here! The flock has scattered! I cried out, "Wolf!" Why didn't you come?"An old man tried to comfort the boy as they walked back to the village."We'll help you look for the lost sheep in the morning," he said, putting his arm around the youth, "Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!"
By this time I am like oh my goodness. So I walked into the girls room and told them to come in on my bed so I could tell them the real story!
I read them the story and Ana said, "see Mom I told you he didn't eat the boy!" Isn't she just a little smarty pants!
I just love my girls, I love them and all the sweet things they do and say!
Until next time.....make each day a good one!


1 comment:

Crystal said...

I love hearing litle kids thoughts. I ask our neices and nephews questions just to hear them. I love there logic. It's so simple. Makes me ponder on the lesson I am teaching this sunday on being child like and why we should be child like. Thanks for sharing.