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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Theology Lesson for the 2 Year Old

This is the conversation that took place on the way home from Bup's house. Bup had given me a bad report on little Miss Maia who had decided to hit her brother for no reason that day. So, I decided that the car ride home was a perfect time for a lesson on loving each other. Little did I know that it would lead to a theology lesson for Noah. I was definitely not prepared...

Me: Maia, you do not hit your brother. You need to love your brother and be nice to him. Jesus wants us to love each other.

Noah: Why?

Me: Because He...(pause.. how do I explain that the world would be choas if everyone was mean to each other?)...just wants us to be kind and loving toward each other.

Noah: Where is He?

Me: He lives in your heart.

Noah: Where is my heart?

Me: Ummm...uh...inside your chest...

Noah: Jesus, is in there?

Me: (Phew! ) Yup! (Oh please let this be the end)

Noah: (Lifting his shirt) I wanna see Jesus?

Me: Well, you can't see Him, but He's your heart... and He hears you when you talk to Him even though you can't see Him and He wants you to be nice to your sister and He wants you to love her.

Noah: I wanna see Him?

Me: can't...uh...

Noah: Look Mommy! A tractor!

Me: Thank you Lord for sending the tractor to rescue me!

Ay yaiy yaiy!


Kathy said...

Ah ha ha! I love it. This is way too much fun to hear these 2 year olds' perspectives. Praise the Lord for things like tractors! And, yes, although your previous post scared me (& made me almost pee with laughter a little) into re-thinking the prearranged marriage, I'm convinced they'd be PERFECT for each other! Caleb's going to need a tough woman- one who can slap him around if necessary.

Pamee said...

HAHAHAHA!!! That is sooooo FUNNY!!! LOVE IT!!!

Rebecca O'Reilly said...

It's sooooo interesting when you see things from their perspective. They make you see things that you would never have even noticed! For months we've left the house gone around the corner and our 3 yr old is always talking about the horse! WHAT HORSE??? This is a busy street it's businesses. Well a few night ago we went to dinner and here she is talking about that horse. On the way home we slow down almost stopped on this busy main street and low and behold on the street is a heavy fenced area and there is the horse! We would of NEVER noticed that without our daughter making us see it! Kids are awesome. I would rather discuss mystery horses then theology though. For right now at least!

Bridget said...

Just wait till he is 10! haha