Chaos!

Posted by admin on January 9th, 2013 filed in Beren, General, Magdalena

On the way home today, Beren was talking about something bad that could happen and he finished by saying, “That would be chaos!” I asked him if he knows what “chaos” means. He said yes, and gave a fairly good definition, though I can’t remember his exact words. He went on to explain that it would be where everything is mixed up and no one has to follow the rules, like trucks flying through the air and cars could drive under ground. Trees would grow straight out the side of cliffs, and traffic lights would be blue. Then Maggie, who has started saying “duh” because she heard it at school, said, “Duh, Beren. Chaos is discord.” Then Beren said, “You know, Maggie, Eris is the goddess of discord.” Then they both got distracted because they could see Beren’s school from their seats. I did not make up any of that. Hearing little people learn about language and abstract concepts is amazing, even when it does involve the word “duh” and maybe getting some of your information from My Little Pony.


5 Responses to “Chaos!”

  1. Lindsay Says:

    That’s great! I’m pretty sure a lot of that came from My Little Pony. I am now going to use this story to defend my enjoyment of the show in conversation with other adults.

  2. admin Says:

    Was Eris in My Little Pony? I am so impressed with these kiddos. And actually, with My Little Pony, too. They presented a pretty tough concept to a 6 year old a 3 year old in a way that 1) They were interested, 2) They were able to understand and retain the information, and 3) Have a conversation about it together, even though they haven’t seen it in a while. And linking Eris to the topic was pretty slick, too. I mean, really, that’s more mythology than is known by half the people I work with.

  3. Aloysius Says:

    Teach them the Battle Hymn of the Eristocracy! http://principiadiscordia.com/book/18.php

  4. admin Says:

    I love it!

  5. Ron! Says:

    I love this story!


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