Discovering Me

Me on having babies, losing babies, trying to have babies and hoping to bring this one home.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Why can't she ask easy questions?

Like many of us, I struggle with the concept of God and religion. So, when Gracie tossed this one at me, I was sort of baffled as to what I should say...

Her: "Mommy, what is the Bible?"

Me: "Um, can't we talk about the birds and the bees, honey?"

Oy. I'd rather talk about sex than religion with my 4 year-old. Bring on the therapy.

6 Comments:

  • At 7:27 PM , Blogger Catherine said...

    LOL!

     
  • At 5:22 AM , Blogger Monica said...

    Oh good gravy, can I get an Amen!!! My loss has destroyed the already wobbly foundations my religious views were built upon. I'm with you. I understand sex, but I don't understand why the lady on the news who has three babies and does crack gets her kiddos by only one is taken from me. How do you explain that? And don't tell me, "we don't understand God's plan in this lifetime".. cause this lifetime is all I care about. I guess that is my problem. I have my NST today.. I'm so excited. Any tips?

     
  • At 5:25 AM , Blogger Monica said...

    Grammar... sheez.. I meant to write, "why does the crack whore get her babies when MY ONLY ONE is taken from me"? Feel free to correct my original post and delete this one. This post is like an obnoxious scratch out on an otherwise perfect essay..(your blog is the perfect essay, NOT my comment.. that is the scratch out) But I digress.

     
  • At 9:21 AM , Blogger Heather said...

    I totally understand. I've had to think about my beliefs and how to discuss them with our DD, who is 6 years old now. My favorite is the whole thing about why Jesus came was sent to earth (obviously from that comment we're Christian, but we're semi-practicing Catholics). I don't like that whole "He came to earth to die for our sins." Talk about a guilt trip! I told her "Jesus came to earth to show us how to behave." I figured then at least when she hears the gospel at church we can discuss morals and how to treat other people: all people should be respected and treated equally beggars and rich men, all colors, etc. Hope this helps in in any quest of how to treat religion. I just like it for the spiritualality.

     
  • At 11:48 AM , Blogger pithydithy said...

    A few years ago my BIL got married at a replica of the Parthenon in Nashville. I was entertaining my four year old niece before the ceremony by walking around with her and reading some of the plaques about the building. I was reading the one about Athena when she interrupted me: "Wait, God is a woman?!" I stood there with my mouth open and before I could response she continued "And, hey, how come there's more than one god here?!" At which point I very quickly shuffled her back to her parents. Aunt Meredith don't know nothing, kid.

     
  • At 2:43 PM , Blogger niobe said...

    One good thing about the Bible is that (leaving the religion part aside) it's full of fascinating stories.
    And when children ask questions that I don't want to answer, I always use the dodge, "Hmmm... that's a good question. What do you think the answer is?" Sometimes it even works.

     

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