In order to combat the onslaught of self-narcissistic gluttony that constantly assaults those living in these great United States, we talk to our kids often about children who live in the rest of the world without the comforts and blessings we have. When we tuck our kids in at night we pray for children without moms and dads – without houses or food or schools.
In the midst of watching some TV last night, a 3rd world assistance commercial came on. I noticed Eva seemed particularly concerned. But I didn’t say anything, wondering if she’d bring it up later. Some more humorous ads passed before our show came back on, including Terry Crews’ Old Spice commercial (in which his “mind gets blown”).
Finally at dinner Eva brought up the ad she’d seen.
“Daddy, did you see that commercial with those little kids?” she asked.
“Yes, Eva, I did,” I replied.
But before I could go anywhere else with the conversation, Luik added, “Daddy, did you see that commercial with guy’s head exploded?”
And there goes the mood. Jenny and I completely lost it.
Boys will be boys.
The worst part is I thought the commercial was hilarious too. He’s so my son.
As a closing comment, it’s worth noting that Luik is extremely grateful to live in the US. Just the other day he walked in the kitchen and asked, “Daddy, can I go to America someday?” (I think he’s been watching a little too much Fievel Goes West).
“Want to know a secret, Luik?” I knelt down close to him.
“You live in America.”
His jaw dropped and he literally couldn’t talk. ch: