November 29, 2005

History isn't PC.

My kids are going to grow up so well adjusted. Here's another tale for the "I'm a bad Dad" collection.

Over the weekend, I took some time to play with Clone. He had a bunch of little plastic Cowboys and Indians spread out across the floor. (Think little green army men.) It started with him picking up an Indian with a bow and saying, “My Guy”. So I picked up a cowboy that looked like he was about to gut shoot someone and said, “Mine!” Grinning, Clone picks up another Indian, this time he has a spear with feathers. My next choice was another cowboy aiming/shooting a pistol. Looking over the pile, Clone picks up an Indian with a tomahawk. I look at the pile and see an Indian with a rifle; I pick him for my team.

Clone tells me, “No, dada. You pick cowboy.”

Me, “What? No, this is Squatchmo. He’s a traitor to his people and works a guide/tracker for my cowboys. We bought him off with firewater and a rifle. Now he takes us around to where all the Indians hide.”

Clone looks at me nods his head and picks up a cowboy, “Dada, Traitor bring Indian rifle.”

I laughed so hard I almost passed out. Ktreva comes running in to see what all the ruckus is. When I tell her what happens she advised me I’m not allowed to give Clone history lessons while I’ve been drinking Jack Daniels.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at November 29, 2005 04:59 PM | TrackBack


Posted by: Sissy at November 29, 2005 03:05 PM

just put a coffee warning in the banner for heaven's sake
....wiping off keyboard again...

Posted by: caltechgirl at November 29, 2005 03:15 PM

Heh. I knew a kid who's parents had him convinced his belly button was a scar from where Indians shot him when he was a baby.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at November 29, 2005 03:31 PM

lol!! Yeah, you gotta put a warning on there before you go posting stuff like that!

Posted by: Sarah at November 29, 2005 03:44 PM

No, this is Squatchmo...

I'm sending my kid for history lessons in a couple of years.

Posted by: phin at November 29, 2005 03:51 PM

LOL! I love it. I usually get "I'm the good guy, your the dead guy mommy!"

Posted by: oddybobo at November 29, 2005 05:24 PM


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Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 29, 2005 11:40 PM

Next thing you know he'll teach Clone to sit "Indian style" by squatting on the curb with a bottle of Wild Turkey...

Posted by: Graumagus at November 30, 2005 02:38 AM

"We bought him off with firewater..."

Classic. Just classic.

Posted by: Ogre at November 30, 2005 10:09 AM

"Bought off with firewater..."

Oh. My. Gawd! :-D

Posted by: Wes at November 30, 2005 04:12 PM