Bedtime Conversations

Asher:  “Mom, did any white people die in the Sand Creek Massacre?”

Me:  “Hmmm, Bud, I don’t know.  We’ll have to look that up.”  (My standard answer.)

Emi:  “What’s a massacre?”

Asher:  “It’s a battle.”

Me:  “Actually, a massacre is a very horrible kind of battle.  It means that something very unfair happened — like maybe one side was unarmed, or maybe the winners killed every single last enemy.”

Asher:  “It’s kind of like tonight, Emi, when I beat Daddy at Thomas the Train Pop-up Game.  That was a massacre.”


© Tami Blake

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