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May 24, 2010

Lost in Conversation

If you were in my car this morning, you would have overheard the following exchange…

“Mommy, who made the sky?”

“Well, the sky is made up of water vapor, dirt particles, and a mixture of gases that make up the ozone layer, I think.”

::pause:: “But who made it?”

“God did.”

Oh.  Does he live there?”

“Yeah, sort of.”

“Does he have an airplane?”

“I don’t think so…why do you ask?”

“How does he stay up there?”

“Mmm, good point.  Maybe he does have an airplane.”

“What’s God’s last name?”

“Well, he doesn’t have a last name. Just one name – like Madonna.”

At this point we arrive at school and I breathe a sigh of relief.  I think I handled that pretty well…until he makes a beeline for the first teacher he sees and announces loudly, “My mommy said God has an airplane like Madonna!”

Hmmm.  I clearly need to be more prepared for these types of conversations.

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