Friday, January 14, 2005

The Theology from the Back Seat

Car door slams

Her: Mommy, mommy, mommy!! Guess what! We did SCIENCE today.

Me: Really? What did you do?

Her: We learned that stuff is liquid and gas and solids. We did ‘speriments! We did one called Tiny Bubbles. Did you know that water is liquid and gas and solid? But not all at the same time. We learn that the fizzy stuff in fizzy water is GAS. Did you know that mommy? We shook up a fizzy water bottle and opened it up and it went EVERYWHERE. It was really messy.

(Singing song of own composing)
Tiny Bubbles in the Air, Tiny Bubbles on the snare,
Tiny Bubbles on my nose, Tiny Bubbles in a hose….

Oh! Oh Oh! Mommy, we ATE one of our ‘speriments!

Me: You ATE it??

Her: Yeah, it was (dramatic voice) SO GOOD. We all got Vanilla ice cream and we put it in a glass and we put Sprite on it and we all got (dramatice voice) BENDY STRAWS. I LOVE Bendy Straws. Love, Love, Love. It was SO GOOD. It was like HEAVEN in a glass. MMMMMM.

Me: So it was like heaven?

Her: Yeah, it was SO GOOD. It was smooth and foamy and fluffy and sweet and ‘licious. Smooth with little sparkley bubbles. It was just like heaven. One day we’ll have NOTHING but stuff that’s smooth and foamy and fluffy and sweet with little sparkley bubbles. There’ won’t be ANYTHING sour or bitter or tasting like ‘sparagus or spinach. Just Sweet, Sweet, Sweet. Heaven. (sigh)

Me: That sounds wonderful.

Her: Yeah. Oh mommy! You know how you say that the Word of God is like honey? I think it’s more like a ice-cream float with a bendy straw… Sigh. Wonderful.

Sarcastic 11 year old: Oh yeah? I thought you ate some of your Bible and it tasted like paper ….

Her: Mommy! She’s making fun of me!

11 year old: And she made spit-balls out of it….

Her: Mommy!

Me: Girls…..

Girls: (giggles) (spontaneous round of “Spitball me Jesus Over the Homeplate of Life.”)*

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
~ Psalm 119:103

My children, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste. So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off. ~Proverbs 24:13 & 14

* From Cotton Patch Gospel

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