Written by Jenny Isenman AKA Jenny From the Blog from The Suburban Jungle
This conversation occurred a couple days ago. What it taught me? As my children get older, I’m less capable of competent parenting.
My Sassy 7 YO Little Girl: Mom, see it’s after Christmas and they still have Jesus on their lawn. I told you they leave him out all year.
“I guess you’re right.”
“Who’s the pretty girl with him in the pink dress?”
“That’s his mother, the virgin Mary, though I doubt her dress was pink.”
“The what Mary?”
“Umm just Mary” – Wow, it just dawned on me that Christian people have to broach the whole virgin/impregnation/immaculate conception thing rather early, huh? In my defense, I am currently broaching this conversation…
“Is Jesus dead?”
“Then how do you know his mother?” she asked, as if we must have gone out for drinks at some time or at the very least met at Starbucks. [...]