Sunday, October 25, 2009
Run Away! Run Away!
Yesterday we were driving to visit Grandma Lilibeth when Mim surprised me with a question.
We had been traveling quietly for awhile, the children reading, or so I thought. Apparently Zaya was reading, but Mim was contemplating unimaginable brutality with typical nonchalance.
"Mommy," she spoke into the silence.
"Mommy, do they make bunny slippers from real bunnies?"
"Umm. No. No they don't. They make them from fabric, just like clothes. They just look like bunnies," I said while trying not to imagine someone ripping the insides out of a bunny and sticking their foot in said mammal. "They are not real bunnies."
For the rest of the day I had the Monty Python bunny stuck in my head. (The picture above is of the Monty Python Killer Rabbit slippers from thinkgeek.com; a fantastic place to shop for all the geeks in your life, by the by. The Teeson family may just have a wish list there, in fact, in case you were, you know, curious.)
Oh, and on a related note, my father said that Monty Python was one of the things that his generation had done to my generation that required apologies.
The man speaks truth.