Tuesday, July 6, 2004

If you only knew...

My daughter begged and begged to be allowed to watch an episode, ANY episode, of Buffy...her reasons being that she is a big fan of the Once More, With Feeling soundtrack, and she is almost 12 now, and ALL her friends are allowed to watch the show, except for her, etc...

So I thought, well, the first season was pretty tame, I'll let her watch Welcome to Sunnydale/The Harvest.  I even made her close her eyes through the bad parts and turned the sound down.

She seemed to take it well enough, until bedtime.  Here are the top five reasons why letting your immature almost-12-year-old watch Buffy is not a good idea:

5.  There is no question, this time, about whose bed she is sleeping in tonight.

4.  You get drawn into a long, drawn-out treatise on why vampires really do exist.  Even when you say, "They're not real. Period."  You get asked back, "How do you KNOW?".  "You can't be sure."  The child then proceeds to tell you where in the Bible it says that demons walk the earth, and vampires are demons, right? Um...

3.  She immediately makes plans to ask our preacher to bless some holy water for her.

2.  She rearranges the kitchen cabinets looking for garlic powder.

And, even though I've assured her that a) vampires aren't real, and b) they couldn't get in the house anyway without being invited in, the top reason against letting her watch this is:

1.  She slept last night with a wooden 'Medieval Times' stake under her pillow.


  1. LMAO!!!!

    She's such a baby doll!   LOL!   So incredibly smart (the Bible PROOF is hard to dispute, isn't it???)  

    holy water?!  ROFL!!!!    garlic powder!!!!!  LMAO!!!   even a stake!  told you she's a smart cookie!  

  2. So this is what I have to look forward too?  We have been talking for YEARS on how ghosts are not real with almost the same kind of questions your daughter has been asking but in a 5 year old way.  
    Aww the poor thing.  I guess it's safe to say she won't be watching Buffy anymore hey?
    Good luck tonight!!  Julie

  3. The thought occurred to me, after she finally went to sleep, that she is way smarter than me and I am definitely out of my league.  I can debate with the best of them but she is in a class by herself.  What can you do when your kid is smarter than you are?

  4. OMGoodness! This entry totally cracked me up! Your little sweetie is a smart cookie! You have your work cut out for you.
    You have such a pleasant sense of humor in your writing. I really enjoy coming here, your journal always puts a smile on my face and makes me "belly laugh" ...
    Thanks for brightening my day... again!


  5. Anna sent me over. This is hilarous!! LOL

  6. Anna sent me over. This is hilarous!! LOL

  7. hehehehehehehehe! actually, the harvest was probably not the best one for her to watch (yep, buffy fan here....and i am WAYYYY past the age of most of them). bless her heart, i know it scared her....but as soon as she is over it, she will be wanting to watch again. hahaha good luck!! c