Yesterday ... I had a rare and amusing half hour with my precious Ezzie. We were on a little drive and I only had the youngest two. Honeygun was sleeping and Ezzie and I had quite a conversation ...
Ezzie's words are in red :)
First, he was asking a few questions about Good Friday. And I explained that Jesus only died once ... but we stop and pay special attention to remember it on the Friday before Resurrection Day every year ... like a birthday. Or ... like an anniversary ... which I said is like a birthday for a wedding.
"How come we never have any weddings??? We never go to a wedding!"
"Is smoking illegal?"
"Are cigarettes illegal?"
"No ... and it's almost the same thing. When we talk about smoking ... we are usually referring to people smoking cigarettes. It isn't illegal and it isn't a sin ... but it really isn't a very wise choice. Next week ... remind me to show you some pictures of healthy lungs and the lungs of a smoker."
"Okay ... but I don't smoke cigarettes and I have healthy lungs."
"Do robbers wear black hats ... and gray grayish pants ... and shirts with black and white stripes on them?"
"No. Is that how the Lego robber is dressed?"
"Well ... I suppose they could be dressed like that ... but they wear all sorts of clothes. Criminals often do their criminal deeds at night though so they might wear black and dark colors so they aren't as likely to be seen."
"I bet criminals wear air-colored clothes in the day so people can't see them ... otherwise they hide behind big rocks. Are there guards at jails so the robbers don't get out?"
"Yes ... but occasionally someone does get out and escape ... however they usually get caught."
"Or they go hide behind a rock."
We were almost to our destination when I noticed a church that I hadn't seen the other time we'd been up this way ...
"Hey! There's an Evangelical Free church," I called out.
"And it doesn't cost any money!"