Thursday, January 29, 2009
Angels or Monsters?
Out of the blue, my five-year-old daughter asked: "Mom, are you an angel or a monster, a good guy or a villain?"
Me: (Laughing) "I'm an angel and a good guy. Where did you hear that?"
Daughter: "It was on Heroes. It said "Angels and Monsters, Good Guys and Villains."
We don't allow our daughter to watch Heroes, which is far too gory and dark for children. My husband was recording it on DVR the other day, and she must have noticed the episode title before we switched it off.
Someday when she's older, I might explain that most of us are part angel and part monster, and our job is to feed the angel and starve the monster. But I won't go into that just yet.