When I ask her a question to which she either:
- Doesn't know the answer or
- Doesn't want to answer because we're gearing up for some discipline
I don't understand what you're saying.
I think I might start using it on a regular basis. I can think of so many applications.....
I couldn't share a Gracie story without mentioning Nathan, so here we go. We were sitting at the dinner table last night and out of nowhere he said, "It's not fair that Easter is the first holiday of the year for kids."
(translation: it's too long until the next holiday that allows me to gorge on sugar and sugar products and to receive ridiculous quantities of gifts)
Trevor turned to him and asked, "Why do we really celebrate Easter?" Nathan put his finger to his chin and said, "Because God got out of that, what is it called? Cave." I felt the conversation spiralling out of control and in an effort to slow the descent, I asked him why Jesus was in the cave to begin with. He said, "Because He died on the cross."
All is not lost! He has retained the last 3 years of teaching. Then I asked him why Jesus died on the cross and he said, "To cleanse us from the sins." I was so proud. You have to understand how far we've come in three years. When I explained why we celebrate Easter when he was 3, he paused and said:
"So let me get this straight. The Easter bunny died and then came back to life on the third day?"
It's ok...you can laugh. I almost wrecked the car when he said it.