Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Fire vs. Smoke
I had to go to Walmart for something, and took Megan with me.
While we were waiting in the checkout line, I watched as she looked longingly at all of the impulse shopping items on display. Colored duct tape was a major draw, but then I saw her eye-balling some Bic lighters.
Megan: Ooh, if this one didn't have a skull on it, I'd totally get these.
Me: For WHAT??
Megan: For the computer.
Me: What exactly do you think those are?
Megan: Memory sticks?
Me: Um, no. Those are LIGHTERS.
Megan: Oh. Then I'd use them to light fireworks!!
Notice that she didn't say, "Oh. Then I'd use them to light cigarettes." That's because we don't smoke. That's right. INSTEAD, we (and by "we" I mean "her father") allow her to light FIREWORKS on July 4th ... WITH REAL FIRE.
But we don't smoke.