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Wounds Are Off Limits, Too

[Discussion with Caleb at the theater last night having difficulty keeping his hands to himself.]

Mom: Caleb, please don’t touch other people. Don’t touch their hats or their clothes or their chairs or their skin. Keep your hands in your own space.

Caleb (6): What about their scabs?

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  • daisy December 8, 2009, 10:00 am

    As soon as I stop laughing I’ll figure out how to respond to this.

  • daisy December 8, 2009, 2:33 pm

    I’m sure you realize the terrific metaphoric value of this. Oh, the innocence of children. In fact, I’d much rather have people touch just about anything of mine except my scabs. Metaphorically speaking. Just you leave my scabs alone. I’ll pick at them myself. I’ve noticed others are this way too. In fact they wouldn’t be “scabs”, they would have long since healed and become faded scars if they’d just been LEFT ALONE!

    Speaking of what children say. My three year old granddaughter has learned the difference between boys and girls(I’m not sure how). anyway we quiz her a lot everywhere, people she knows, doesn’t know, in the store, doesn’t matter. “Is that a boy or a girl?” And she’s right 95% of the time. EXCEPt for her best friend who is a boy, only she insists he is a girl. WHy? “BEcuase he is jus like me.”

  • Alison Moore Smith December 8, 2009, 10:27 pm

    Ooo daisy you made this have some deep meaning! I was laughing and grossed out all at once.

    Isn’t that funny about her friend? So interesting how they think!

  • delmar December 9, 2009, 12:18 am

    eww…but no eww.

  • daisy December 9, 2009, 9:24 pm

    So, Alison, you think i read to0 much into this????? lol. I see everthing as a metaphor. I think the physical world always mimics the spiritual challenges we face. I’m convinced God made the physical world that way on purpose.

  • Alison Moore Smith December 9, 2009, 11:17 pm

    No, daisy, I just think you’re way smarter than I am!

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