son of a Crescat…

… Another guest post, submitted for your pleasure, by The Boy.

I have this game I like to play on the computer. It’s called Poptropica. It’s really fun and you can fight villans by becoming a super hero. You can also fight dragons and there are different islands you can visit. One island has a bunch of Greek gods. They have quizzes about the gods and I know them all because I’ve read most of the Percy Jackson books. There was this girl in my class last year who believed in Zeus. Her name was Carin. I called her stupid and the teacher told me it wasn’t nice to make fun of other kid’s beliefs. I told Mrs. Parker she was right. I mean it probably isn’t Carin’s fault she believes in fake gods, her parents don’t even know how to spell to Karen.

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  • belinda

    My kids agree with you. They love poptropica and play it when ever they can – usually when they're supposed to be doing their homework. :)

  • Karen

    Want to know what's worse than the girl having parents who got creative with the name Karen? Having parents who spell your name Carin and insist that it's pronounced Corrine. My almost ten year old has a friend who's name is Carin and the poor kid doesn't realize her name is Karen and not Corrine. It reminds me of the scene from Night at the Museum 2 where the guard who's name is Brendan insists that his name is Brunden.

  • Stella Orientis

    Your son is a genius. He has the spark of your wit and snark.However, I can see why you want to keep him away from us. Who knows what vices a baying internet audience would encourage?

  • jdonliturgy

    Your mom is raising you right! Great attitude.

  • Hilary Jane Margaret White

    Oh, I like this kid. You can bring him along next time.

  • The Crescat

    Hilary, we went last week to get his passport. He wants to come to Spain with me too.

  • Anthony S. Layne

    Oh, I like this kid! And his insight is pretty straight, too!

  • Ink

    Can I keep him? Pleeease?

  • amanda

    Oh dear,This young man is going to give Caitlin O'Rourke (over at Standing on my Head)a run for her money!

  • Badger Catholic

    Write on buddy! You're more funny than your mom!

  • Cathy_of_Alex

    The apple did not fall far from the tree.

  • The Digital Hairshirt

    Please know now that in the unlikely event of some tragedy befalling you whereby you start your million-year shower in Purgatory, I will gladly become guardian to the Boy and continue his maturation in the Roman Catholic faith and snark.

  • Martial

    I've never owned one. So I guess I don't know what I'm missing. I have a basic phone that takes photos too. In all honesty I would just as soon not have one but it's the only way anyone can contact me. I would almost rather have a device that received messages (text/voicemail) and I could send a message back. I've never liked phones. I see all the frustration people around me have with their phones and preoccupation with them and I find it just wierd.

  • The Crescat

    Steph, I may take you up on that.

  • Jeanne

    Love it!!!

  • KathiBee

    Oh goodness – he's how old? Great entry! And yikes – really, Zeus-belief???

  • Catholic Bibliophagist

    I had a friend who was a third grade teacher. She always did a big unit on Greek mythology every year. Then she found out that some of her kids were praying to Zeus before their spelling tests. –C.B.

  • RMT

    Nashville has a replica Parthenon complete with a gaudy fake Athena statue near the state government buildings. When I went on a tour of the capital in middle school, there was a man standing out in front of the Parthenon with a book in his hand, praying to the statue of Athena. After we had taken the tour, we passed by again and he was still there kneeling and bowing to the statue.

  • Eugene Edward Yeo

    I don’t think that I could worship a god that, while I was preparing to meet my enemy in combat, would shag my general, my wife, my sister, my daughter and my livestock.