Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It's so funny...

Man, I have laughed so hard today. Corinnea told this HISTERICAL story about her animals and their interesting personalities, Jenny P had a great story about Emily's inquisitive nature, and one of the other blogs I read posted about her kids understanding of time. So, in the spirit of "funny stories about our kids day"... here's how our day ended:

Me: Let's say our prayers.
Ethan: God can't hear me.
Me: Yes he can.
Ethan: But I can't hear him. He doesn't talk to me with his mouth.
Me: When Jesus lives in your heart (yeah, trying to explain that to a kid... challenging) you learn to hear him.
Ethan: (alarmed) Jesus can't live in my heart! He'll break it! He's too big!
Me: But He sends the Holy Spirit to live in your heart and he talks to you in your mind. (Treading on dangerously complicated topics here)
Ethan: He can't talk to me in my head! He'll make my head bleed!

Oh my. I eventually convinced him that life with Jesus was a GOOD thing, but wow it was tricky there for a few minutes! Now he's decided to try to fly to Heaven in an airplane, which actually dissolved into a whine about going on the airplane to see PawPaw. So cute!

5 comments:

Jenny P. said...

Almost spit my coffee out! That is sooo cute! What a tough thing to explain, but I think you did a good job. Although the "holy spirit in my heart" might have scared me when younger! I just love the funny things kids say. I raised my voice (ok, I yelled) at Jon and Emily said, "no mommy no! Be nice to daddy!". That little turd!

corinnea said...

I know my story was funny cause I was acting out Brinkely's part.... I KNOW I look ridiculous, but it was worth it to see you laugh so hard..... I remember having conversations like this with the kids. Hard, heartwrenching and hilarious.

thorngren said...

That is funny! I remember being so confused with the passage,"ask and you shall receive" When I was about 6 years old I wanted this dress with a strawberry on the front. I prayed all night for it thinking it would appear in my closet the next morning. I am still a bit confused with that passage,I have to admit.

Adie said...

OHHHH!! I miss you guys. :) Too bad I can;t have it both ways, the people I love in Germany AND the people I love at home. Oh well, I'll be back soon! Miss you guys!!

Jenny Bean said...

Ok, I think I can do you one better. I was pregnant with my second child and Michael-four years old-asked me what babies eat. Here's how that conversation went:

Michael: Mom what will the baby eat?

Mom: Well, she will drink milk from my booby (yes I said booby, whatever).

Michael: (Look of complete and utter horror) THAT IS DISGUSTING!

Mom sits bemused wondering how I could have handled that better. Cut to two weeks later hanging out with a friend.

Michael: Why is your baby eating from a bottle? My mommy said ours will drink from her boobies.

Friend: Well, that is why God made men with small boobies and woman with larger ones. So that if they wanted to feed their babies that way they could.

Michael: OH! OK!

Ummm why didn't I think of that.Cut to about a month later.

Mom: (breast feeding baby Madison) Michael look Madison is eating.

Michael:
(walking over, looking over Madison's head, reaching down and pulling my breast from her mouth) MOMMY! She isn't EATING your booby!

OH NO WONDER he thought I was "disgusting!" He thought she was going to EAT my breast. Tee Hee :)