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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Out of the mouth's of children

My life has been insanely busy these last 5 days...who am I kidding, my life is always busy with working and little people but add in the holiday's, and it's become crazy. Holiday's can tend to drive me a little nut's...not because I don't like Christmas per say, because I do celebrate the true meaning of it and what's there not to like about Santa? ...and not because I am anti fun. I love to have fun. I know many people...many of you people, love the holiday's. But me, not so much.

So, I am trying desperately to keep my sense of humor through out this season of craziness, in order to stay out of the nut house. It helps that I am surrounded by little people, whom make me smile and laugh quite often...with not only their antics but also our conversations. Now that little man is 3 1/2 years old, and little lady is 2 1/2 years old, we have quite the conversations going on ALL the time. Have I told you that he SELDOM stops talking? And when he's not talking, he's listening to EVERYTHING being said around him, which causes the wheels to be turning inside his little head...so that he can shock me and leave me speechless half the time...the other half, I pretend I didn't hear him.

For instance, on Friday afternoon, we were on our way out of town for our weekend of family Christmas and as we were driving through town, little man exclaims, "Holy cow, I just seen Jesus." Now I assumed he was talking about a "baby Jesus" in a manger scene, so I said, "Oh did you see a baby Jesus back there?" He replied, "Nope, it was the big Jesus and he was busy helping a lady with her car." Of course I replied that it was most likely someone that looked like Jesus but he insisted it was him and that in fact Jesus had waved at him. He then went on to say how nice it was for Jesus to be helping this lady in the snow and cold. It didn't take long for this conversation to lead into how he wanted to shovel snow when we got to the hotel. When we got there, he seriously wanted to shovel snow for the hotel.

Every morning at school, students come to say hello to the little people, during their morning break. Today, the girl that helps out in my room, came in as always, and little man asked her to read him a book before she had to go back to class. To which she replied, "Why don't you read me a book today." To which he says, "Sure, I can do that." He then picks up the book he wanted her to read and starts reading a story to her and a couple other students. This is a book that has the story of Mary had a little lamb in it. He knows the story and song by heart so he starts reading.

He gets to the part where Mary's lamb gets sent home from school. He then goes on to tell the rest of "his" story, which I had never heard before. He says something along this order. " Then Mary met Josiah and they got married...and then they had a baby and called him Jesus...and that Mary had Jesus out in the barn so that her lamb, that had gotten kicked out of school, could visit Jesus...and that Josiah didn't kick the lamb out of the barn, because Santa Claus was coming to see them, because it's Christmas..." Now, I've left out a few details but you get the picture.

This whole time, I was at my desk working and while I listened to him, it dawned on me, that he thought that Mary from "Mary had a little lamb" was the same Mary, that we refer to as being the mother of Jesus and that when he was saying "Josiah" he was meaning "Joseph"....and he just put the two stories together...and since we refer to Christmas as both celebrating Jesus' birthday and Santa Claus coming, he just put it all together with his big imagination. With his loud animated voice, he had attracted other listeners as well, and every one of them, was doing everything in their power to not laugh. When little man finished with, "Right Mommy, isn't that how the story goes?", everyone cheered and finally let out their laughter.

17 comments:

SSG said...

what a lovely wee boy. That is sooo cute and very clever! The adult world is confusing, isn't it?

The Incredible Woody said...

What a sweetheart! Oh, to have the joy and imagination of a child again!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is one of the sweetest things I have heard. I love the story. So good you are writing this all down for posterity. He has an active imagination and I know about talkers. My youngest never stopped. Made me crazy sometimes, but you gotta let them get it out.
I hope they are getting ready for Jesus, Mary, Josiah, The lamb, and Santa. :)
Suz

Riahli said...

Cute story. My son is three and he talks non-stop too, most of the time I really like it, he can come up with the cleverest stuff. I love the way little kids put things together, it's always fascinating.

Midlife Slices said...

What a great story. It is a wonder how these kids keep it all straight, when you really think about it. He did good! LOL

Tricia said...

This is an adorable story. I love to see the inner workings of our children's minds!

Bina said...

That is just wonderful! I love when kids can use their imaginations and it actually seems like they are reading.

And ya know, he very well could have seen Jesus!

nothingfancy1 said...

Love the story!!! Sounds like your little man in going to be quite the Preacher Man!!!! Love it!!

Krystal said...

Way too cute!!!

Midlife Mama said...

That is absolutely adorable!!! What a wonderful little boy with a wondeful story. Don't you just love the pure hearts of children?!?

And that bearded man with the lady COULD have been Jesus. Maybe that lady had been praying, and Jesus's spirit was comforting her. Children often see these things that adults can't. That just gives me chills.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

How precious!! I love kids ... This is a great story!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What a great story. Isn't it great that you're blogging and keeping a written record of these wonderful memories! Priceless!

Life with Kaishon said...

I think when he really did see Jesus. That is a beautiful story! It made my whole day!

Stepping Thru said...

I can't think of a better way to tell "Mary Had a Little Lamb". He may have more insight than we adults do. How precious!
Don't underestimate what a child says he sees. One day my granddaughter was about 3 and we were on the highway traveling to a neighboring town and she squealed really loud and said "I just saw God's face." She was so adamant about it that I stopped the car and searched the sky for his face. Their hearts may be so pure that they can still see His face.

MGM said...

I love how he insisted he saw Jesus helping someone and that Jesus waved at him! How precious! My little boy believes the long hair guy driving the backhoe in his construction puzzle is Jesus. I love that. Jesus driving a backhoe. Why not?

One time he insisted (out loud) that the bearded man reading at the library was Jesus "reading a story!"

I just love it that he sees Jesus everywhere!

thistle said...

You have to love how the little minds work. Pure thought, devoid of all that is PC and contrived in our lives. They see our actions and interpret them, we must never forget that!

Brittany Danielle said...

OHHHH MY MOM! I just laughed so hard i almost peed my pants...and then I wanted to cry because i miss you all so very much