Hot Air Balloons Take Us To HeavenWednesday, December 21, 2011
Mommy: Who's birthday do we celebrate on Christmas?
Lucy: God and Jesus!
Mommy: Um...how about just Jesus?
Lucy: No. I want to say Jesus AND God.
Mommy: But God was never born.
Lucy: Oh, yeah. So, let's just say Jesus.
Teddy: Dog Poop! ((He was coloring something))
Mommy: So who in the world is Santa?
Lucy: I don't know. Can you tell me?
Mommy: No. You tell me. Who is Santa?
Lucy: He is a man who brings us toys...for me!
Mommy: That's it?
Lucy: No...I mean...yes.
Mommy: Teddy, what about you? Do you know anything Santa?
Mommy: Do you know anything about Jesus?
Lucy: He makes clouds for us and trees...and even Christmas trees and ornaments...even the big fat ones.
Mommy: Do you think Jesus got presents on his birthday?
Lucy: I think so. But I don't know what he got. Maybe gold!
Mommy: What else?
Lucy: I don't know. Do you Bubba?
Teddy: ((sticks fingers in his mouth))
Mommy: If you could give Jesus a present, what would you give?
Lucy: I would give him a basket of fruit.
Mommy: Seriously? Is that what YOU would want?
Lucy: YEAH! But I'd rather give it to him.
Teddy: I want Sissy to give me a bassssskkkkket. But you need to wwwwaaaaasssssshhhhh those fr-fru-fruits in my bassssssskkkkeeettttsss.
Mommy: So why don't we give Jesus presents on Christmas if Christmas is his birthday?
Lucy: I don't know. Well, I guess because he lives in heaven and we don't.
Mommy: There's nothing we can do that will reach heaven?
Lucy: ((sits up in excitement)) A hot air balloon!!!! That will get us in heaven!
Mommy: There's one of those at Conner Prairie. Think we can use it to take Jesus' presents to heaven?
Teddy: That would be scurry. ((scary))
Lucy: But they shoot fire out when people are in it. So...that might be dangerous.
Mommy: Oh. And I'm kinda scared of heights.
Lucy: But mommy, you promised that you won't be scared to fly to China for our Christmas vacation.
Mommy: We're going to China?
Lucy: I picked that instead of Florida.
Lucy: Well...because I want to go there. There's Chinese noodles there. My favorite kind of noodles!
Mommy: We have Chinese noodles here.
Lucy: And there, too, Silly.
Mommy: ((shaking my head)) But don't you think that when me pray and sing worship songs, they reach heaven?
Mommy: So can't we sing and pray to give Jesus gifts?
Lucy: We can sing PRETTY to give him gifts!
Mommy: Do you think he would like that?
Lucy: Yeah. ((Turns angrily at her brother)) Bubby! I need to finish coloring!!! ((Then in panic to me)) Bubby needs to blow his nose! Look at it! It is so snotty! There is snot on his mouth! ((Bubby starts to touch the snot)) Ewwwwww! Mommy look! He is spreading it! Gross!! Go get some toilet paper, Bubby, and I PROMISE, it'll be done! Okay?
Teddy: ((Picks up a coloring crayon and resumes coloring))
Lucy: He isn't listing to you, mama!!!!
Mommy: ((amused by little Miss Hen)) I never said anything.
Lucy: Bubby, listen to mommy! Get some toilet paper! ((Her voice is as high as can physically get))
I suppose I should get some Kleenex.