Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Where Ideas Come From Courtesy of an Eight-Year-Old
Sunday was church. My son had a lesson about Adam and Eve in his third grade classroom. Adam and Eve gets taught a lot so it's rare for my son to reflect on his lesson. Sunday, however, a plot line caught Mike's attention. In a way, for Mike, Adam and Eve became Rose and Jack (I wanted to turn the conversation to Noah, because surely I could do a comparison with Jack and Rose and Noah and Mrs. Noah, but I don't DON'T wanted to picture Leonardo as Noah. Kate as Mrs. Noah is fine with me, but Leonardo...no no no.)
Back on topic.
My son asks as we're driving home, "Mom, if Adam and Eve hadn't sinned, would we be naked today?"
This is what I get for telling him to LISTEN in class.
"Ah, maybe." (Bad visual)
He's not done. "Mom, if Adam and Eve hadn't sinned would all the people on the Titanic have been naked when the ship went down?" (Hmmm, a remake of the Titanic with a Hair component. One word: ICK.)
So, yes, you can someday expect this conversation to appear in a book by Pamela Tracy.
And just in case you needed one more chuckle. My son got a lego Bible for Christmas (Really someone has taken the Bible and illustrated the stories with lego characters.) He's flipping through it and comes to a photo of a lego man laying on the ground with another man standing over him holding a sword. My eight-year-old carefully sounds out the word under the photo: cir cum cise.
He looks up at me, points, and says, "Mom, this is just wrong."
What new and improved plot ideas did or do or will your kids give you."