Sunday, August 28, 2011

Harriet and Gaol

And while I remember...

The other day Harriet was asking about gaol. We were talking about what the cells were like, how it was about taking away the privilege of choice, etc. Then it was either James or I who said something along the lines of "And the point of gaol is to stop the person from doing the bad thing they did in the first place again".

Well, Harriet suddenly let out this very loud and emotional "NOOO!". I actually startled, it was as if she had been acutely hurt somehow; I thought perhaps she stood on something sharp. Her face crumpled and I asked her hurriedly "What's wrong Harriet?".

She yelled out, practically with tears in her eyes, "That won't stop people from doing bad things. If you do a bad thing to that person then they just get mad and do a bad thing back again. IT WON'T WORK!".


I gave her a hug and James and I exchanged a look. I couldn't help but let a tiny laugh escape my lips (despite trying hard to suppress it) and I said "You need to talk to Tony Abbott, Harriet".

To which Harriet immediately started sobbing and said "I don't want to talk to HIM. NOT Tony Abbott!".

Ah, sometimes I love my household. From the mouths of babes, huh?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thats MY GIRL !!!!! xxxx Lis
I do look forward to her taking office ;-) She'll be extremely strict but far..... everyone will learn to live by the rules :-)