… but fun on so many levels…
The scene: At a gathering of semi related people, with my daughter, sitting next to two conservative born again Christians (one being a “perfected” Jew). All very nice people in their own way, just don’t bring up religion.
Then M comes along very interested in discussing The Golden Compass … could she take Julia to the movie, has she seen it yet, etc?
I’m thinking, great, good idea, and I’m thinking how smart I am for deciding to get The Golden Compass books for Julia for Solstice. That’s when Julia pipes up and says “Yea, I love those books I’ve read them all …. ”
I’m thinking crap, I didn’t know that, when did she read them, can I borrow them from her? … and so on when she continues … “Yea, my dad gave them to me for my birthday.”
Well, that’s cool. Not only is Julia way ahead of me as usual, but apparently, I am way ahead of myself as well.
Just then, Christian Couple tunes into the conversation … which had been about books all evening … “Which book are you talking about?”
M: “The Golden Compass. I want to take Julia to the Movie.”
… tick .. tick .. tick … then a certain special look in the eyes.
Thankfully everyone, especially the christians, remain polite at the Chanuka gatherings, especially when one end of the table is packed with godless atheists and their spawn.
But it was fun.