February 27, 2010

Jesus isn’t the only guy who knows everything

We are in the bathroom, brushing our teeth, when Swee’Pea and TheMonk begin discussing what they learned in preschool that day.  The preschool they are attending is a very nice preschool that happens to be run by a Lutheran church.  As a result, Swee’Pea and TheMonk are getting a daily dose of “Jesus Time” that they really haven’t received here at the old homestead.

For instance, after the first week of preschool, as I am driving them to school, TheMonk suddenly announces from the back seat, “Daddy! Jesus died on the cross.  And then he came back to life! [Short pause]  Why did he die, Daddy?”  “Um…” I replied, not really wanting to get into the whole For Our Sins conversation with a four-year-old, “Uh, ask your teacher, Buddy.  She’ll be happy to answer that question.”

Fast forward a couple of weeks and during their teeth brushing session it is evident that Swee’Pea and TheMonk are getting a better grasp on who Jesus is.

TheMonk: “Jesus knows everything.”

Swee’Pea: [Toothbrush waving in air for emphasis] “Yep,” Swee’Pea nods knowingly, “Jesus knows everything.”

TheMonk: “Yes… Just like Santa Claus.”


  1. Very cute! I love kids’ views of theology. My oldest used to refer to the priest at church as “that Jesus guy.”

    Comment by La Primera (Lex) — February 27, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

  2. LOL I love it!

    Comment by kathygee1 — February 27, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

  3. The other night walking home my five year old got angry with me harassing him about some thing or another. He blew up at me: “I said I heard you, mom! JESUS!” In response I squeezed his hand and frowned at him. After a beat he said sedately, “That’s how you talk to Jesus. And then he comes down and does something mean to you.”

    Am I crazy or is that completely hilarious?

    Comment by Kelly — February 27, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

  4. LOL, that’s awesome!

    Comment by AmazingGreis — February 27, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

  5. Alec went to a Lutheran Preschool also! Back when Shawn was little and Aunt F. said a prayer, Shawn ended the prayer not with “Amen” but “yea God!” I told that story to Alec so now when we say a meal prayer he ends it the same way. Kids come up with the cutest things!

    Comment by Aunt Raina — March 1, 2010 @ 11:39 am

  6. I am left to wonder how a similar conversation would evolve between Golden Boy and Uncle Ben.

    Comment by Grandmother — March 1, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

  7. LOL, That’s pretty good. Santa Clause and Jesus are bro’s. They hang out on the weekends and talk about how stupid we mere mortals are! :-)

    Comment by Keith Wilcox — March 4, 2010 @ 8:10 am

  8. I love that those two are equal heroes. That’s just priceless.

    Comment by pixielation — March 5, 2010 @ 1:46 am

  9. This is so adorable. :)

    Comment by Kel — March 5, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

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