Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Plague Song

"Daddy, what is a plague?"

Ah, it must be time for Passover.

3B asked both Mama and I this question yesterday. Kudos to us: we both gave about the same answer. Bonus points to Mama who tied plague into my upcoming cancer ride. 3B also gets bonus points for remembering two of the plagues: blood and frogs. He refers to the former as "when the river turned red," which is more than enough detail for his age.

So it was that yesterday, while we were at the Post Office to get Jewel's passport, 3B and I kept the lobby entertained with a dialogue about the plagues and what caused them. For the record, it was all Pharaoh's fault. He "made people build things" and kept telling Moses "no." Apparently there's also a plague song to make this easier to remember.

Of course, if you don't know that song, Depeche Mode summarizes pretty well, even if it only explicitly covers the fourth plague.

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  1. He can stand by the light switch and work on dark.

  2. I'm thinking you're going to want to steer this conversation in such a way that you are not cast in the role of Pharaoh, telling the Hebrews "No!" when they want to decorate all the palace couches with milk.

  3. CAGirl: He's got that one down.

    MrJ: Fortunately, we're all still on the same team.