Angels, Angels, Go away!

This post has nothing to do with China, but I wanted to share this story because it made me smile tonight!

As I was tucking Leo into bed, I told him to, "Sleep with the Angels." This is not an uncommon sleep wish in our household, and I’ve said it before without reaction. But tonight, some alarm went off in Leo’s head. He immediately looked at me and said, "Mommy, you tell those angels to go away, I do not want to sleep with them." I had to think fast here, so I said, "Well, is it okay if they stay right outside your window? They do protect you, you know." He thought about that, and said, "Nope, I don’t want them nearby; I need my space." Smart kid. I said, "Ok, I’ll tell them they need to give you your space. They’re thoughtful, so they’ll respect that." He looked relieved and said, "Yeah, they’ll listen to Mommy."

I assured them that they would listen to me and went out of the room.

Two minutes later, Leo popped out of his room to make sure I’d passed the message on to the angels. I said I had, and he looked so relieved and said, "Thanks Mommy for telling the angels to stay in the sky." Then he added hopefully, "Maybe they’ll just melt because they’ll be close to the sun." I told him luckily angels wouldn’t melt – even if they were close to the sun because they’re made special – and he seemed a bit disappointed. šŸ™‚

So, we’re going to have to work on the fact that angels are generally good types.

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3 Responses to “Angels, Angels, Go away!”


  1. 1 Marianna Muller June 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Wow Leo is turning into quite a character. It does make me wonder what he has been hearing about angels though. And on a somewhat related sidenote, y’all need to ask Adam about Krampus the next time you talk to him. I’d tell you myself but it just sounds so much better coming from him. Love Marianna!

  2. 2 Julie and John June 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Haha, thanks for sharing! John says you should show him a picture of St Michael “defend us in the battle” – kids love that.

  3. 3 Mom Falk July 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    We know that there are good angels and then those “others”—so the good angels protect us human beings from those who don’t love us like Jesus does—–love is from God and our children experience that love from Mommy and Daddy first of all and learn to love there, too—-love is taught our children through words but especially through day to day life in the family—fear is normal when we feel threatened—who will help us? Angels are helpers from God and they have powers given them by God that are stronger than some of ours,,just as we know we can’t win the war against Satan–but Jesus can and will. Leo will come to know this because he has two wonderful parents—and he has a powerful patron saint—Leo the Great—Oh, and also Xavier—-that’s quite an army to protect our dear grandson night and day, don’t you think so?


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