The $h#t Our Kids Say!
I understand more about theoretical physics than the biblical history of the world.
I haven’t read more than a few pages of the bible but finished 2 of Stephen Hawking books.
I work harder solving the New York Times crossword puzzle than contemplating challenging interpretations of scripture.
The only person who owns less than me about being Jewish, well — seems to be me. Because it appears our 7 year old son is “Chock full o’Nuts” about the Judeo-Christian celebration of the Passover and Easter holidays. Here’s how this a recent morning’s conversation “went down” over bowls of oatmeal:
Gregory (7 years old): Papa, did you know that Jesus walked through the desert for 40 days and ran out of food and then he died.
Me: I thought that was Moses?
Gregory (7 years old): Uh No Papa, that is what Easter is about.
Me: Really? I thought Easter it was about the resurrection of Christ?
Gregory (7 years old): Yes, but Jesus died on the cross because people didn’t like him because of the 40 days he walked in the desert.
Me: I see.
Gregory (7 years old): Oh, and do you know what I am giving up for lent Papa?
Me: No idea.
Gregory (7 years old): School and Homework!
Gregory (7 years old): Oh and you know what else is cool, Easter falls on Grandma’s birthday.
Me: Oy Vay!
If it isn’t obvious, we are a reform Jewish family raising Jewish kids. So I think its time to put down the puzzles of daily life and leave the mysteries of the universe to the experts — so I can begin wrapping my head around issues of faith. Can’t wait till he starts asking about the “gay” thing — that is coming soon.