Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I Couldn’t Make This Up If I Tried…

After a very short visit back to my Mom's and a very long drive back home, I went straight to my friends' church to drop Sam off at his very first night of VBS ever! I rushed him in late, sat him down quickly, and shoved a PB&J sandwich down his throat (trying to forget that it wasn't PB&J Friday!) and tried not to take it personally that he was in a bigger hurry to push me out the door and get to where the big kids were gathering.

Two hours later I picked him up and he was ready to see his Daddy! On the way home, I asked him what he learned at church.

Mommy: Sam, did you learn about God?

Sam: Yes!

Mommy: Did you learn about Jesus?

Sam: Yes!

Mommy: Well, what did you learn about Jesus?

Sam: Jesus died. And the ants bothered him.

Mommy: Really? (Eyebrows raised…must ask about the curriculum…)

Sam: Yeah! And Jesus is alive!

Mommy: Yes his is baby! (All right, they’re off the hook…for now!)

Sam: And Thomas is alive! And Henry is alive! And James is alive! And Percy is alive! And all the engines are alive! And all the tractors are alive! (and on and on...)

Do ya’ think Sam is watching too much Thomas? Do ya’ think he's spending too much time playing with his trains?  Do ya’ think he'd notice if I replaced one of his Thomas DVDs with "Heroes from the Bible?"  Drastic steps may be necessary…


Brandi said...

Hey, I can help support his Thomas habit. Check out the table Bradley just got along with tracks and train pieces....(hand me down....no we definitely didn't purchase this one). www.dropshots.com/ladypiper on 7-15-09

Jennifer Juniper said...

Ha! They really do take what they want from things, don't they? Selective understanding involves relating all things to Thomas!