"I was watching a show about the Antichrist on the Hitler Channel ..."
THAT'S an on-the-way-to-school conversation starter, doncha think?
But first, don't judge. In my family, we call the History Channel by that name, due to its propensity to show many, many, MANY programs on World War II. We can't help it. It's in our nature to be irreverent.
So back to the Roo-girl's conversation opener.
"I was watching a show about the Antichrist ..."
I looked at her, amused, and she continued:
"The Antichrist is supposed to believe he's God -- or even greater than God. And he is supposed to rule for seven years. For the first 3 1/2 years, people like him, but for the second 3 1/2 years, they hate him."
Really? These are things I never knew -- or thought I needed to know -- but hey, I'm game to learn too. Tell me more, Roo.
"So you know who I think is the Antichrist?"
I looked at my daughter, unable to even fathom what was going to come next. I was right to not fathom.
"Kanye West," she crowed.
"No, really, think about it," she insisted. "He thinks he's God and he should be in the Bible. And people liked him for a few years and now they hate him ..."
I roared with laughter.
She grinned, and her eyes twinkled.
"I'm SO smart!" she said, nodding her head. "Don't underestimate me, my friend!"
Nope ... never.