Thursday, November 5, 2009

The beginning of critical thought

My 4 year olds have been restless at bedtime recently, thanks in part to the time change. The past two nights I've turned the lights down and played them a cd collection I checked out from the library-The Bible Experience. Just after the first version of creation, my son asked "Is this a scary story?"

The next night we heard about the serpent and the forbidden fruit. (It's too bad there weren't any child psychology books or safety products available at the dawn of creation, but I digress.) Listening to the rumbling African American baritone voice of the Lord, my daughter asked "Is that the way God sounds?"
"Yes, in this story."
She shook her head and grew stern. "Daddy, this story isn't real."

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