A favorite pastime of our kids' while driving is to listen to podcasts. There is one podcast, titled "Storynory" which they particularly love, in which each podcast covers a new fairytale or story that the kids enjoy adding to their internal story arsenal. Isabelle, for one, has told me that when she's bored and for whatever reason can't do what she'd like to be doing, she will tell herself the stories again in her mind. Of course this makes us very happy as parents, I'm not exactly sure why, but it brings me happiness to know that her brain is packed full of stories.
(Tangent: a few nights ago as we were driving into Manhattan, we put on a StoryNory of Rip Van Winkle. To be honest, I thought the narrator was a bit drab-voiced and I found my thoughts wandering off, but the kids were riveted. Conclusion: I'm simpler minded.)
I believe that one of these podcasts told the story of King Midas. Belle found the story fascinating yet unfortunate- to have all that gold, yet, to have everything you loved taken away because you turned it to gold by merely touching it? Terrible conundrum.
In my head I was thinking about how great the moral of this story is. Unfortunately for the kids, I'm always preaching about how money doesn't buy happiness, how greed can destroy, etc. So I was pleased to now add to my boring collection of lectures this lovely story.
I should have seen this coming, but Belle, ever too quick and crafty, commented, "Mom, I don't understand? If King Midas' wish for things to turn to gold to come true, why couldn't he also have wished for a pair of gloves that would turn things he didn't want gold back into normal?
That's what I call a Fail to Understand the Moral predicament.
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