We are fortunate that our kids get to spend some time with their grandparents. After a visit we usually get an update: he ate, he did (not) sleep, he was (not) well behaved. Sometimes we even get a handful of pictures from the day.
After today’s visit with my dad, I received the following update:
Unprompted references to:
- Meat-eating animals ~ 4
- Meat-eating coyotes ~ 2 (included above)
- Soldiers ~ 8
- Sticks ~ 2
- Guns ~ 10 (more or less)
- Bad guys ~ 10 (more or less)
- The Living Christ ~ 0
- Dead Jesus ~ 1
I laughed, and laughed, and laughed until my sides hurt when I read this. My older guy, the one who’s about to start school, is having a bit of a love affair with all things church/God/Jesus at the moment. While it can be a bit annoying to have a three year old proselytize you, he has a frame of reference that cracks me up. When he wants to know how old something is, he asks:
Is it before grandpa, but after Jesus?
Or, is it before Jesus and after the dinosaurs?