Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Pretend Dead Guy

This morning, Josh and I were hanging out together on the front porch waiting for his bus. The houses on our block have taken Halloween very seriously and they are all hideously and totally decorated in spiders, ghosts, spare limbs and gravestones. But there is one house across the street that has (tastefully, might I add) decorated their home with a full-sized skeleton dressed in a black hooded cape hanging from the eaves by their front door. Seriously?? And this morning, Josh noticed.

Josh: "Hey, mom."

Me: "What, Josh."

Josh: "See that guy?"

Me: "Yeah, he's a little scary, isn't he?"

Josh: "Yep. Is he dead?"

Me: "Yes, Josh, the pretend guy is pretend dead. But he is not real, just a decoration for Halloween."

Josh: "Oh. (Long pause) Did daddy shoot him?"

With an antelope mount and two dead bears in our basement, I can see how a boy could get confused.


Army Wife Quilter said...

That is great Amber. you should have taken a picture of the pretend dead guy. Tell josh he is so smart. we miss you guys.

Jeni said...

AWWW Josh sounds so sweet. I can tell you enjoy all those little questions.

Happy Halloween!

Camie said...

I love it when kids try to make sense of things...

Loralee and the gang... said...

That is so funny. Sounds like your hubby has the same hobbies as mine!

MooreInterest said...

Paul says, "It wouldn't be Tony's first time shooting at somebody." (Rabbit hunting trip? Does that sound familiar?!) Well, just so you know....we got a good chuckle!

Lisa said...

I love that story! : )