Friday, November 20, 2009

Snug on All Things Spiritual

Ok, ok, not all things spiritual, but you know, it made a good title.
Snug has been really picking up things out of Bible stories and Sunday school songs, and his Children's Read and Share Bible. I so wish I had extra money to buy stuff and give away stuff on my blog. I would totally give one of these Bibles away.

The Bible isn't that much money actually, but that plus S&H...well, we are trying to get a new house you know! This Bible also currently has 4 or 5 DVDs that go along with it. We ♥ the entire line. *Stay tuned for what I will be giving away at the end of this post.

So Wednesday night I was early getting to church. Because I didn't really feel it was necessary to stand outside the kids' classrooms for 10 minutes before the teachers even arrived, I parked and Snug and I chatted. As he started to talk, I grabbed a pencil and the back of a bulletin from Sunday (which of course was not still sitting on the passenger's side of the van) and wrote down what he was was quite interesting.

On the way to church we had seen multiple houses decorated for Christmas. Snug really likes the lights. My little Monkey Man may also like the lights but seeing as he doesn't talk so much and he sits directly behind me I have no idea what his reaction to them is. Anyway.

Snug says "Maybe we get a tree mom. We put a star on it and beautiful stuff. Then we can GET stuff!"

I said something very spiritual and motherly along the lines of "Christmas isn't about getting stuff, it is about Jesus' birthday and besides you don't NEED anything more mister". To which he replied:

"Jesus not here mom. I not see him walking or driving or at my house. He not having a birthday here."

So we need to work on the meaning of Christmas. Don't tell him, but due to the showing of the house, we probably will not have a tree up until Christmas Eve.

SO...lets fast forward to after church. Apparently either there was a huge coincidence between Snug not seeing Jesus and whatever their story was about, or Snug also told him that Jesus was not walking or driving or showing up at our front door.

The first thing Snug announced to me as I put on his seat belt was "Jesus up in the sky and he needs us to share". I'm pretty sure I looked at him like "huh?" I'm not sure that I would concur that Jesus is in the sky...I tried to explain that he is everywhere but we can't see him but...

He continued "The selfish girls (pronounced gay-urls) don't want people to tell them what to do because they don't want to share. They better get a spank or something. And Jesus up in the sky mom. I not see him though." (Glad I still had that paper and pencil handy, because I had to write that down too, and not forget how he...words...things)

Yep, we could look at these conversations and decide that he has a limited view on Jesus and Christmas. But don't we all? I'm sure I will never understand all of it. However, we will be striving to fill in a few more details this holiday season :o)

*A few other blogs have decided (can't remember and too lazy to go look at who exactly started it) to donate one can/non perishable item to a local food bank for each comment left on their blogs from now until Thanksgiving Day. I'm in! Hey, I don't have to mail it :o)


MelArcile said...

So, we should be leaving comments, huh?

MelArcile said...

ok, I'm game. I'll leave comments.

MelArcile said...

Jayce also thinks that Jesus is in heaven with Grandpa in the clouds. I also explain to him regularly that Jesus is there with him, that he just can't see Jesus. It's not exactly getting through. Jesus is still up in the clouds.

MelArcile said...

I think it's an age thing. It's hard to imagine something that is there, but you can't see it.

MelArcile said...

Ok, I think that 5 comments will be my limit for today.

Erin Morgan said...

HAHAHA!! Melissa, you are so funny!!

Erin Morgan said...

Perhaps, I'll do the same thing on my blog!!

Cop Mama said...

Too funny, you might need a five comment limit per poster :-)

I love your play by play of your conversation with Snug. I love it when my Sprout (3 1/2) talks about Jesus after church. It just melts my heart.

Cop Mama said...

Oh, by the way, thanks for the tip on the Children's Read and Share Bible. We have been trying to decide which one to get Sprout. We'll have to check that one out.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

Woo hoo! Thanks for joining in.

Jesus is a very abstract concept for kids. Don't worry--the things you say are sinking in.

CFMama said...

What a great idea to donate items to a local food bank. The school I used to teach at has a food drive around this time of the year that I usually participate in.