Sunday, December 18, 2011

Conversation

The Place: Our swagger wagon
The Scene: Driving around to look at lights

Bennett: Happy Hanukkah, Mom!
Me: Thanks, Bennett. But you don't really need to say that to me.
Bennett: Why? Are those not nice words?
Me: Oh, no. They are very nice words. But we say Merry Christmas in our family.
Bennett: But it's the season of Christmas! We have to say Happy Hanukkah!
Me: Sure. That's a wonderful thing to say, but I like it when you tell me Merry Christmas.
Bennett: Why?
Me: (taking a deep breath) Well, we tell our Jewish friends Happy Hanukkah.
Bennett: Who is Jewish?
Me: Mrs. Lori is Jewish so it would be nice to say Happy Hanukkah to her.
Bennett: But I WANT to say it to you!!!
Me: You are more than welcome to say it to me, but I like Merry Christmas better.
Bennett: WHY?
Me: Because I believe in Jesus.
Bennett: MRS. LORI DOESN'T BELIEVE IN JESUS???
Me: Well, if you are Jewish you believe in God, but not Jesus. However, we are Christians so we believe in Jesus.
Bennett: (starting to get hysterical) So we don't believe IN GOD?????
Me: Oh, yes, honey. We believe in both. We believe they are one in the same.
Bennett: BUT GOD IS JESUS' DADDY! WE DON'T BELIEVE JESUS HAS A DADDY?
Will: (piping up from his car seat) YESH WE DO BEWEEVE IN GOD!
**Both children are now crying**
Me: Ummm.... hey look at those lights! Pretty reindeer! Stop crying! Anyone want a piece of candy? (Muffled sounds of sobs from the back seat) Ummm.... Chick-fil-A anyone?

4 comments:

kristinwithani said...

motherhood

Brittny said...

hahahahaha!!!!!! We gad a similar discussion in our swagger wagon about whether Jesus was still a baby and if he's grown up how can he fit in our heart and does he stay in your heart all the time. It ended by Sophie yelling, "JESUS! Get in my heart RIGHT N-O-W!!!!!" Good thing we still have a chance to work on all this, right?

completelyrandomsally said...

Oh, to be a fly on the wall in your swagger wagon...I'd love to hear all the random conversations that are to be had. Hilariousness.

Perri said...

Oh, how I love your posts! They make me smile =)