Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The True Meaning of Christmas

Whenever we read Christmas books to the kids, the boys wonder aloud who baby Jesus is. I'm not sure how to respond to this because we're not trying to indoctrinate the kids with any religious beliefs. We try to keep Christmas on a strictly commercial level, but baby Jesus keeps crawling into the picture. I suppose this is all right, but I feel like Max and Luke are little Christians at heart. Max in particular. Here's a conversation we had:

Me: "That's it, Max! I asked you not to throw the wash cloth, and you kept throwing it, so now I'm taking it away!"

Max: "I didn't throw the wash cloth. My body did!"

Me: "Well you need to learn to control your body better."

Max [angrily]: "I don't want you to take the wash cloth! Give it to me!"

Me: "I didn't take the wash cloth. My body did."

Max [without missing a beat]: "You need to control your body."