Proud parenting moment number 2,791 this morning.
Fundamentalist Christian sister-in-law and her family are coming here tomorrow for the 4th of July. She’s… angry… with me and thinks I’m possessed by the devil or some such nonsense, so I felt the need to prepare my 7 year old son this morning for any potential issues.
Me: Hey Alex? Pretend I’m someone else for a minute, k? I’m going to ask you some questions.
My son: Okay!
Me: Do you pray?
My son: Do I play what?
Me: No, do you pray? Do you talk to god?
My son: No… do you talk to god?
Me: Of course I talk to god! I talk to god every day.
My son: What do you talk about?
Me: HA! That was awesome. Okay, do you believe in Jesus?
My son: Mmmm… not really.
Me: Why don’t you believe in Jesus? Didn’t your mom tell you about Jesus?
My son: Oh! Sure, she told me about him. He’s a character in the Bible.
Me: He is in the Bible! And you know you have to believe in him to go to heaven, right?
My son: How do you know heaven is real?
Me: Because it’s in the Bible, of course.
My son: How do you know the Bible is true?
Me: Because it is God’s word.
My son: How do you know it’s God’s word?
Me (grinning): Okay, I’m me again. You know what kid? You deserve a massive high five.
My son: I know.
Questions, people. We don’t need to know or have all the answers… we just need to be able to ask questions. ~JJ
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