Kids are smart. And funny. Case in point was this week when we were discussing the story of Noah and the Ark at breakfast. Here’s the conversation:
Me: What do you think people thought about Noah as he was building the boat?
Andi: That man is silly.
Joshua: Or crazy.
Me nodding vigorously. Yes, children, yes.
Me: I think so, too. God was going to destroy all life on earth.
Andi (interrupting here): Except Noah!
Me: That’s right, sweetie. Not Noah and his family. And not two of all kinds of animals.
Now the conversation devolves into a discussion of what animals should have been saved, and which ones we could just as well do without. Redirect, Kelley. Redirect. Don’t lose control of the room.
Me: So what was the difference between Noah and the other people of his day?
Andi: Spiders. I wish all the spiders died.
Me: Focus, guys. What was wrong with all the people in the world except for Noah?
Pensive silence here. Joshua smiles his ‘Get ready cause I’m about to own this room’ smile.
Joshua: Everyone was wrongchous.
Pronunciation guide: wrong-chus
Me: Excuse me?
Joshua: Wrongchous. You know, cause Noah was righteous. Everyone else was wrongchous.
Here endeth the lesson.