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Thursday, March 4, 2010

because I'm the mother... that's why...

If only that worked....

Recent conversations with the very inquisitve 5 year old Avery:

Night One
Avery: "Mom, Was God the first person ever?"
Me: "Ummm, yes, God created everything around us, but he was here first"
Avery: "How was he born without a Mommy and Daddy? All babies come from a Mommy and a Daddy."
Me: "Ummmmmmmmmmmm. Avery, I'm going to have to thing about that, I'm not quite sure"

Next Night
Avery: "Mommy, I'm going to ask you a question, but I already know the answer... Why doesn't God have parents? Same as last night... You still don't know...."

Another Night
Avery: "Mommy, you always say that we live in heaven after we die. Do we live in a house?"
Me: "Oh, I think so. And I 'm going to have a big scrapbook room in my house."
Avery: "Mom, houses are heavy, how do they stay up in the sky?"
Me: "I think there are REALLY strong clouds in heaven"

No, no, we're no finished...

Avery: "Mommy, how does God know when someone dies?"
Me: "Well, he watches over all of us"
Avery: "Mom - he CAN'T watch everybody!!!"
Me: (pretty clever if I may say so myself) "Just like Santa has the elves to help him, God has the angels, and the angels help him watch over everyone"
Avery: "oh, well that's good"

So, if you have ANY suggestions for the "where are God's parents questions - PLEASE leave a comment! 12 years of Catholic school didn't prepare me for some of these....

3 comments:

Teri said...

Well being Baptist for 34 years didn't prepare me either for those types of questions. Sorry!

Megan said...

This must be on the minds of kids everywhere - cause the 8 year old I babysit for asked me the same thing. I told him to ask at CCD.

He said the CCD answer was not very specific.

I think my mom went with this that is the hugeness of our god - able to see all of us - able to create us - and that He is our Creator - not really a human person but so much more. Then again that might have been how they explained it in College Religion cause it seems pretty deep for a 5 year old. Yeah my mom probably said cause I said so.

Freda said...

I'm asking this question in church!!!