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?
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?
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?
LtL: Who is Jesus?
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.
THE TABLES TURN
Why did He have blood on Him?
LtL: Because people were mean to Him.
Did He get hurt?
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?
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.