I was in the kitchen cooking apple cinnamon and oatmeal pancakes and bacon for dinner (this has no relevance to this post, I just take immense pleasure in my kitchen skyllz) when I asked Thing 1 to turn on the news. She’s a smart girl, so she knows that that means Fox News, and yes, she knows the channel number.

From the kitchen, I could hear Geraldo. Gah. But that’s a blog post for another time.

“Is that Geraldo?” I called to my seven-year-old.

“I don’t know…”

“What’s he talking about?”

“The … Casey Anthony … murder trial … what’s that?”

“Come over here!” Not a discussion to be had while calling to each other over the kitchen counter.

“Now. Do you know what murder is?” I asked her.

“Yes. When someone kills someone.” She looked at me like I was an idiot.

“Ok. Well, Casey Anthony had a two-year-old daughter that was murdered.”

Thing 1 gave some sort of grunting/moaning/sad noise that signaled her upset.

“Do you understand that in America, a person is innocent until proven guilty? That there has to be lots and lots of evidence to *prove* that someone is guilty of a crime?”

“Yes, I know…” I have no idea where she gets that precociousness. Must be Leif.

“Ok. Well, the little girl’s mommy is on trial right now, because there is evidence that suggests that she murdered her daughter.”

“WHY??”

“Honey, IF she did it …. IF … it’s because she’s very sick in the head. Not like headache-sick, but like crazy-sick.”

My firstborn thought about that for exactly 2.7 seconds, looked me straight in the eye, and said, “Maybe she’s just a bad person.”

Rest in peace, little Kaylee. You’re in a better place now.

3 Comments

  1. TheWife says:

    Wow!!!! God Bless that child! All my liberal friends would be decrying her “loss of innocence” but she hit the nail on the head. Bad people DO exist.

  2. Jimm Freddio says:

    I don’t believe they let her off! Seriously, what were the crazy jurors?

  3. KALEB says:

    YOU MORONS, HOW THE HELL DID SHE KILL HER 2 YR OLD DAUGHTER WHEN FOR THE LAST 3 YRS SHE WAS IN JAIL?????? EXPLAIN THAT RETARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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