Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Judy

In preschool a few weeks ago, Kate learned about traffic laws. Ever since, she's been fascinated with anything about the law.
"Mom, is it iwegal to drop toys in the street?"
"Mom, is it iwegal to smoke?"
"Mom, is it iwegal to say the abc's wrong?"
"What happens when you go to jail?"
So we've been talking about what is illegal, what is just naughty, what is an accident, what is not keeping a commandment, etc. It's a lot for a little one to take in. It makes explaining black or white seem impossible.

We have a neighbor kid who has had his fair share of troubles and has been in and out of the juvenile detention center a few times. He fascinates and terrifies my children and they always have questions about him.

Today we were talking about jail (for the umpteenth time) and I told her "jail is like time out for grown ups". So she asked me if the neighbor kid had been in jail. I told her that he isn't a grown up yet so he went to a special place for teenagers that have done naughty things. She said, "Oh....he went to Judy." (Apparently she's heard the term "juvy" around here before.) Then she said, "But Mom, do the naughty kids REALLY have to go to Judy's house?" (Judy is our piano teacher. LOL!)

This then lead to the discussion of what and where "juvy" really is. I explained that our Uncle Blake works with kids who've been to juvy and how he helps them try to get better. So than she concludes our conversation with this, "Oh.....so I won't be scared if I go to juvy because Uncle Blake is really nice." LOLLL!!! Glad we got that cleared up.

9 comments:

The Manwaring's said...

What a funny little girl! I love hearing what comes out of her mouth!! lol (Judy's house doesn't seem so bad!)

Deanna said...

Oh, my goodness!!! I'm dying. That's HILARIOUS!!! She's adorable...the connections they make crack me up.

Deanna said...

Oh, my goodness!!! I'm dying. That's HILARIOUS!!! She's adorable...the connections they make crack me up.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Love it.. so Love it. Going to Judy.

Awesome!!!

Sherrie said...

Black and white, good and bad, wrong and right??? My 11 year old while playing Monopoly, "Whew, I'm in jail, at least there I'm safe!" Jail...Judy... it's all good. Let's just hope they never really have to deal with our legal system any more than traffic tickest, right?

Farnsworth Family said...

I love that!! She's so cute!!!!

Dawnyel said...

LOL, what a cutie! I don't think I'd mind going to Judy's either.....

Grammy said...

LOLOLOLOL.......that kinda explains our conversation about how Judy likes little kids and that's why she was piano teacher, because then she would have lots of little kids come to her house. Hahahahaha...

Grammy said...

I re-read my comment. Just to clarify, it wasn't me saying those things, it was Kate. She brought them up when I told her we were going to have lunch with Judy.