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....


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!!!