A very wise five year old…

My daughter Kathleen was about 5 when her shit-disturbing uncle gave her Rock n’ Roll Barbie for Christmas. (Ugh.) She was playing one day and created an elaborate setting with silk cloths making mountains, valleys and little villages. Kathleen’s cast of characters in this little epic employed her full complement of little round stuffed dolls made from felt. (Any Waldorf parent out there will know precisely what I’m referring to.)

She began her story with a childless old couple. Meanwhile, she was completely unaware that her dad and I were watching her. She started by making two rather rotund  dolls walk down the “road”.  Her narration began:  “The old couple were very sad they couldn’t have children. But one day, they came across a poor, starving orphan living alone! She had no food and was very sick.”

She then proceeds to pull out from under one of the silk cloths – a very vulnerable and naked Rock n’ Roll Barbie.

Clearly a kid with her head screwed on right.

3 Responses to “A very wise five year old…”

  1. Richard Says:

    January 5th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Amazing to see how kids can make sense of the world in ways we would never imagine.

  2. Kathleen Hazel Says:

    January 6th, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Lol. I don’t remember this. But it sounds about right! :P

  3. Caryn Joy Colman Says:

    January 9th, 2011 at 1:57 am

    I knew there was a use for Barbie!

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