Monday, September 15, 2008

our macabre souls

So last Sunday evening after dinner, a few of my brothers and sisters and I pulled out Clue for a quick game of "whodunit?" Just as we were setting up, my six year-old wanders in, full of curiosity about the game, which really exposed us to the morbidity of the whole thing.

"Somebody got killed?"
Well, yeah. Mr. Body. The guy who owns the house.

"Who killed him?"
Well, one of us. Sort of. Like, Mr. Green. In the study. Because, you know.

For the sake of the game, my dear girl. This is all about the game!

"How do you kill someone with a (insert various weapon here; think: lead pipe/candlestick/rope, etc.)"
Well...that's not something we really want to dwell on. Ahem! And it's certainly not something we really want you dwelling on...

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In the end, it was Mrs. White, actually, in the study. I believe she used the candlestick, which of course, is what any self-respecting housekeeper in the study would use.


  1. my 4 year old already has a strange obsession with death, this would be the LAST thing he would need. We do have a used Jr. edition of Clue given to us by a neighbor whose kids have outgrown it. I have no idea if it involves killing....I guess I should check it out BEFORE pulling it out for the kids to play.

  2. I don't think kids grasp the real concept of death. My 2 yr old recently decided that she doesn't want to get out of the car when we get home. I tried to explain that it was too hot and that she could suffocate and die. So the next time she said, "Mom I just want to stay here and die." Hmmm.