Sunday, February 21, 2010

Torture for Gold?

Finn has a new Olympic event in mind...

"You know Mom, I was thinking about waterboarding. I've heard about that before and I am pretty sure they should make it a summer Olympic sport. I mean if they have snowboarding in the winter; it only makes sense they would have waterboarding in the summer, right?"

*Finn really wasn't advocating for the IOC to turn torture into a sanctioned Olympic Sport...he had heard the word waterboarding before, but confused it with surfing in the moment. :-)

3 comments:

Mary said...

kid has a point (having trouble typing today)

Nubia said...

wow. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for this conversation! I'm sure you found a creative, sensitive and educational way of discussing.

Mel said...

I think he was just doing some word associations...winter/summer and snow/water...it became pretty clear Finn didn't really know that waterboarding was a form of torture...I think he was confusing it with surfing, really. Some of my funniest conversational moments with my kids have come in moments where their innocence creates a double entendre. In this case he inadvertently dipped into a highly controversial political issue.

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