Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Maria: the lazy girl


A few weeks ago, our 5-year-old son watched "The Sound of Music" for the first time. He especially enjoyed the character of Maria since he's met several nuns/sisters in the years I've worked with the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Many years ago, members of the Von Trapp family visited the Sisters' monastery in Clyde, Missouri, and became good friends.

Last night he asked to watch the movie again but couldn't remember the name of it.

"That one with Maria," he said.

When "The Sound of Music" didn't immediately pop into my head, he added, "You know, the one about the lazy girl who was always late for church."

It's nice to see what kids take away from a classic movie. Some take "Do Re Mi." Others take "The Hills Are Alive" and twirl around the family room until they get dizzy and throw up.

So I'll take comfort in my son latching onto the moment when someone gets in trouble. Let's hope it's a lesson learned.

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