Sunday, January 18, 2009

Teachable Moments

On the way home from church today, Brayden and I somehow started talking about Adam and Eve, which led to the Garden of Eden, which led to the forbidden tree, which led to Satan. Our conversation unfolds.

"Satan likes people to do bad things...
like say the F word."

MOMMY (jaw has dropped/shocked, definitely blaming the public school bus for this one):

"What is the F word Brayden?"

"Well, I don't know, but it's like the F word, the H word, and the E word are all super bad."

(Whew! Innocence still intact.)

A few moments later...

BRAYDEN: "But Satan is invisible...Satan lives far, far away, like in Florida...And there are no volcanoes in heaven, right Mommy?"

I'm finding that as a parent, life hands us many teachable moments. But after all these years, I must admit, I still don't know what the "E word" is?


  1. But, isn't the F word Fudge ... I mean that IS what he said in Christmas Story, right?

  2. I don't remember who...maybe Payton, one time said that it's bad to say the "s" word. Upon investigation, she said that the "s" word was "stupid". :)

  3. That is way too funny!! I have laughed out loud twice, once reading it to myself and once reading it to Bob -- he also claims it is one of the funniest things he has heard. Let me know when you figure out the "E" word, I need to add it to my list of super bad words.