Friday, March 26, 2010

"Can we afford to pay it?"

Kids Say the Darnedest Things! Friday
Check out some great stories on a blogger friends website by clicking the words above. This is our Friday contribution:

"Did dad pay the health care bill last night?" Pickle, our serious 9 year old son, asked Monday morning when dad wasn't listening.

I stopped what I was doing to try to understand his question better. I knew that the "health care bill" known as Obama-Care passed on Sunday afternoon but was a little surprised at the tone of his question.

"What are you worried about, Hon?" I asked as I turned to him. The poor child looked scared to death.

"Dad was really upset last night about some 'health care bill'. He said it was going to cost a fortune and ruin everything. I just wondered if he had to pay it last night, or do we not have enough money for it? Mom what will happen, can we afford to pay it?"

Needless to say one of our lessons that day included watching "I'm Just a Bill!" from School House Rock to try to explain the difference between a bill - meant to become a law, and bill - as in money owed.


  1. I'm afraid we'll all have to pay it, Pickle. (Which puts us in a pickle!)

    Thanks for joining in--come back again! :)

    In Christ,

  2. Love this, Shannon!!!

    The truth spoken so eloquently from the mouth of a babe!!!

    Hope all is going well,

  3. that's a great story. your handsome little guy was all upset! but we all are upset aren't we! I'm playing along in Lucy's blog hop too, but my post was wednesday of this week (not today's post). nice to meet you, and love your large Catholic family!!!

  4. I really didn't know what to say when he asked the question. Really the answer is "NO, the country can not afford it." That is another lesson when he is a little older. Lucy, thanks for the invite. I love reading all the stories.

  5. Great story!

    I couldn't help but be struck by the picture of your beautiful kids at the top of the page, though -- I'm one of 9 kids, too, and it was always such a point of pride for me! :) (We had 6 girls and 3 boys, too,if I counted yours right!):)


  6. That's great! Unfortunately he has a right to be worried...
    God Bless.


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