Friday, December 21, 2012
The Most Precious Conversation I Have Ever Had
On the way home from daycare tonight...
I color-coded the names for ease of reading.
Anna: "Jesus' birthday is coming!"
Me: "Yes it is, Anna!"
Anna: "I've been trying to figure out what to get Jesus for His birthday."
Me: "Uh...yeah? What do you think He wants?"
Anna: "I don't know! I've been thinking about it."
Anna: "Maybe I'll wrap up this candy cane from my sleigh!*"
Me: "Ok! How are you going to wrap it?"
Anna: "I'll put it in a box and wrap it up!"
Me: "Ok...then what are you going to do?"
Anna: "I'll keep it till I get to heaven and give it to Him!"
Me: "Well ok then! Where should we keep it in the meantime?"
Anna: "Up on the white shelf."
Me: "Are you going to make one every year? There's going to be a lot of boxes."
Joshua (the know-it-all): "You know, He can hear you right now!"
Anna (still on the arrangements): "Maybe we can set it out and maybe Jesus will open it."
Me: "Will you be there when He does?"
Anna: "Well, maybe He will open it at night! And I'll set one out every year!"
Joshua (louder this time): "HE CAN HEAR YOU HE IS EVERYWHERE!"
Matthew: "Jesus is not here!"
Me: "Sure He is, Matthew!"
Joshua: "Jesus is EVERYWHERE!"
Matthew: "He's EVERYWHERE?!"
Joshua: "So how is it going to be a surprise? He knows what you're saying right now!"
Anna (distressed): "Oh no! I want it to be a surprise! How can I make it a surprise?"
Me (perhaps playing with theology a bit, but what can one do?): "Umm, maybe we can ask him not to look?"
Anna: "Yeah, we can do that!"
Joshua: "But He HAS to look!"
Anna: "No, that's what we'll do! We'll ask Him not to look while I wrap up His present."
I. Love. My. Children.
*They received candy sleighs from their daycare today. They included candy canes glued to a big candy bar.