God & Cloud Machines – An Interview with a 3-Year-Old

Posted: September 10, 2012 in Fatherhood, Fun, Restoration
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Cloud Machines

Recently, I sat down with a 3-year-old to discuss some important issues. It’s interesting how she understands basic abstracts. Let’s get started…

LtL: What’s your name?

I have food in my mouth. 

LtL: What’s your name?

My name is Anna Kate.

LtL: How old are you?

I’m eating. (Pause) Three.

LtL: What’s your favorite toy?

A Plex doll. It’s this tiny little robot who can sleep in my bed. 

LtL: What is Yo Gabba Gabba?

A TV show. A cartoon.

LtL: Who is your favorite friend?

I think…Bailee.

LtL: Why is Bailee your favorite friend?

Because I love her and she “dos” a race. (We recently attended a cross-country race to cheer Bailee).

LtL: What is your favorite thing to do with daddy?

Go to Monkey Joe’s.

LtL: What is Monkey Joe’s?

It’s where the bounce houses are and you get a free toy. Whenever you get a toy, you go home.

LtL: What is your favorite thing to do with mommy?


LtL: What’s your favorite snack?

Strawberries and blueberries and yogurt.

LtL: Now for some tougher ones. Where do babies come from?

Momma’s chest.

LtL: What does it mean to be married?

I don’t know. Like Eric and Tiffany. And Mommy and Daddy.

LtL: What do you know about God? Who made the world?

Jesus did.

LtL: Who is Jesus?

A person.

LtL: What kind of person?

One time we saw someone dressed up like him.

LtL: What did Jesus do for us?

He died on the cross.

LtL: Why did he do that?

Because He loves us.

LtL: What happened because He died on the cross? What did He take away?

Our bad things.

LtL: What kind of bad things?

That we say and do. 


Why did He have blood on Him? 

LtL: Because people were mean to Him.

Did He get hurt? 

LtL: Yes.

Where did He get hurt at?

LtL: On His head, on His back, on His side. They put a crown of thorns on His head. They were making fun of Him saying that He wasn’t a king, but He’s the king of the whole universe.

Jesus got whipped on His back. Like He got a spanking for us. Like a bad spanking. He took those stripes for us as punishment. They poked His side with a spear.

Then they put these nails through His hands and feet and they nailed Him to a cross. On like a tree.

(Long pause) Awwww.

LtL: He took a bunch of boo-boos for you.

LtL: What do you know about rainbows?

God made them.

LtL: Yup. Where do clouds come from?

From machines.

LtL: What kind of machines? 

Cloud machines. Someone’s gonna work on the cloud machines in Tennessee. Do you know his name?

LtL: I think it’s called TVA.

Uh-uh. We saw Linda. She has a husband named Mike who works on the cloud machines in Tennessee.

LtL: I wondered where this story was going.

  1. I love this kid. Perhaps clouds could be generated from machines to synthesize green house gases. Maybe one day she, or someone she inspires, could invent this! What a great compliment to Eric & Tiffany!

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