Do You Know What Your Kids Are Thinking?

Backstory: We just started sending our boys to a private Christian school this year because home-schooling is difficult right now. Its not the BEST educational option, but its the best-right-now option. They seem to really enjoy it. Very small class size, good teachers, nice children, individualized curriculum. I can live with it, too. For now.

On Friday afternoons, its time for Bible-stories and craft-projects. This week they learned about the Garden of Eden. Last night after dinner, out of the blue, Lee asked "How did the Devil get in that snake?" "What?" "The Devil, in the snake. Was it alive, or did he find a dead one and then climb in through its mouth?"

I answered "Ummmmm....Well.... I don't know. But the Devil can sometimes change the way he appears, so maybe he just made himself look like a snake. The Devil is good at trying to trick people. The best way to avoid being tricked is to compare stuff to what God tells you in the Bible."

The boys looked at each other, and then whispered to me. "We have a plan on how not to be tricked by the Devil." They nod conspiratorily, having obviously discussed this already. "We. Know. Animals. Don't. Talk!" They lean back in their seats, smug, as my mouth drops open. "Well, thats certainly true" I stammer, trying not to laugh.

Later, after the boys are in bed, I tell my husband the story. He laughs while getting a wild look in his eyes. "Of course, animals COULD talk if I attached one of the walkie-talkies to the dog's collar! Bwahahahahaha!"

Maybe I should quit worrying about the kids, and be more concerned about what my husband is thinking!


Uhhh, Lucy, you're right... that is indeed a different way of thinking! Sounds like the way I would've thought, when I was a kid. :-)

Paul Burgess | 08/30/2005 - 02:21 PM

My dh is the same way! LOL!

When Monsters, Inc. came out, one of the stores was giving away a 7 ft Sully cut out. As soon as dh saw it, he said, "We have GOT to win that! I want to sneak it into the kid's room while they're sleeping!! Can't you hear them screaming now???"



Leni | 09/01/2005 - 02:34 PM

Um... What about Balaam's Ass? Just because an animal is talking doesn't mean that it is the devil talking through the animal... I like your answer better (comparing the message to God's Word.)

My Boaz's Ruth | 09/05/2005 - 03:18 PM

well serviceman...الله يقويكthose who etecled him time and time again since the early eighties know what he stands for and still keep electing him so you tell me if now it makes a difference to them.Simply put they are as ignorant as he isbesides he is supported from above and I don't mean God

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