my 8 yr old had a friend sleep over last night and the girl started talking about how much she loves god and going to church (it was out of the blue), and my daughter said, "we don't go to church." her friend was horrified and started asking me (accusing me?) why not. i have a library of reasons why not, but i kept my cakehole shut and simply said, "i haven't been to church since i was a little girl." my daughter pretty much ignored her, so i did the same.
i have no problem answering questions from adults, or even my own kids, but it was weird getting the third degree from someone elses kid. i didn't want her to feel like i think she's stupid, or for her to think my daughter is evil (a ridiculous notion to us, but you know how they are), and was really not in the mood to get a nasty phone call from her parents, but i still felt like schooling this kid. in the end, the best course of action was following my daugher's lead and ignoring her. needless to say, i am proud of my kid, i must be doing something right.
I know the answer! The answer lies in the heart of all mankind!...The answer is 12? I think I'm in the wrong building. --Charles M. Schulz