Sunday, 2 September 2012

Skeletons in the Cupboard??

This is my post for Sian's Storytelling Sunday
About 20 years ago.....this girl started school.

She didn't go to a Church school......but as with all UK schools......she had 'religious education' lessons......and told us the bible stories she'd heard.......but never mentioned that 'heaven' had been spoken about.
A few weeks after starting school she fell and broke her arm.....which meant x-rays.....and a very 'child friendly' doctor who showed them to her..... and showed her the break.....and talked about bones and her skeleton......and when she showed an interest.....showed her a skeleton.....none of this seemed to faze her.
But 2 weeks later at dinner....she put down her fork and announced
"I don't ever want to go to heaven"
We were slightly thrown by this remark and asked her why
"Because" she said "it's going to be full of skeletons-yuck"
picked up her fork......and carried on eating.

27 comments:

Jane said...

lol, it does sound a scary place!!

Amy said...

Yes, all those bones, who'd want to be thre?!

Angelfish said...

It's so funny, the things our children get into their heads!

Kathyk said...

YIKES - and I wouildn't want to go there either!

Happy Sunday, Jacky

Kathyk

heart.hearth.home. said...

Great story, Jacky. She is so right! Love the photograph and smashing swimsuit. Irene

Elizabeth said...

Children are so insightful!

Margi said...

The literal sense of a child still amazes me, what a great story Jacky!

Alison said...

Love it Jackie!
Alison xx

Cheri said...

I'm just smiling at the image of a heaven full of skeletons walking around. Not quite the image I had painted for me as a child!

Jennie Hart said...

Oh you just never know what takes them! Great story, i really enjoyed it.

Becky said...

Great recollection! Love it!

Sian said...

This gave me a smile! One of those memories you just love to look back and smile about. Perfect.

Missus Wookie said...

This made me laugh - well, if heaven is full of skeletons might put me off too.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

LOL! Kids make the most interesting connections sometimes.

Sandie said...

Children come out with the funniest of things!

Scrappi Sandi said...

LOL!! Love it!!

Karen said...

Isn't if funny how little minds work.

Melissa said...

Isn't it amazing how little ones connect the information they learn in different ways. What a great story!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Children do say the funniest things Jacky...it's something you miss when they grow up, isn't it?
Hope you have a happy week,
Susan x

Ginger said...

Cute story :)

Beverly said...

lol well who could blame her?!

Maria Ontiveros said...

LOL! And what a precious picture.
Rinda (reading a little late for Storytelling Sunday)

furrypig said...

children are so funny I often wonder what goes on in their little heads!

Lisa-Jane said...

LOL! I love it when children come out with a comment ages after what we think it is linked to. I often wonder "where did that come from?!" but they must have been busy mulling it over for a while.

Jimjams said...

Practical, realistic and very thoughtful - what a great story!

Jennifer Grace said...

When my daughter comes out with things like this, it always makes me wonder what else has been going on in her brain that she hasn't asked me about yet!

She did once ask me what would happen if no-one had any bones, and I discovered she'd watched a programme that showed a skeleton. It must be strange suddenly discovering that these things are inside you! x

Lynne in NI said...

Hahahaha so funny!