Friday, August 17, 2012

"Don't buy me presents this year"

One of the funniest conversations I have had with my kids happened this morning driving them to school.  From the backseat, Asher says, “Mom, I don’t want you to buy me Christmas presents this year.  I want to see if Santa is real”.  I was surprised that this came out of nowhere.  I replied, “But Asher what if I don’t get the presents and Santa doesn’t get you presents…then you wouldn’t have any presents!”  He said, “Well, then I would Yell ‘Santa You are a Jerk!”  haha!   Jada then added to the discussion as if she was confronting him, “Yeah, I would sit on his lap at the mall and say ‘You wear red because you are evil!” 

We laughed so hard as usual about the things that come out of these kids minds.  But then a cool thing happened.  Asher said, “Yeah, he is not real cause there are no books about him”.  This is why that statement was cool…We are discussing the bible right now with our kids at Capital Kids.  Our series that we are in is about “the lego life” which is about building the foundation of God’s word.    So this last week we all talked about the books of the Bible with the big idea being “God’s Word is true”.  How cool is that- Asher thought that if there are no books in the bible about Santa Clause- then he is not real!  He got the fact that the Bible is nothing but the Truth!

I love conversations like these with them.  It not only makes me laugh but I love when my kids “get it”!  Although tempted to not buy presents this year, so our budget would get a break- I would feel really bad that the poor man dressed as Santa at the mall would be confronted by some really angry kids!