D: Mommy, you're like Roo.
M: How am I like Roo, Devon?
D: You're fun like Roo.
I package the whole outing as Special-Devon-and-Mommy-Time. What is the definition?
"And NO GIRLIES WILL BE AROUND!" says Devon.
That's right. He loves his sisters, but sometimes one-on-one is nice.
We converse in the car on the way home.
D: Soon I will be bigger.
M: Yes, that is true.
On the way home from a very uneventful follow-up, Devon falls asleep. Fresh from an afternoon with their favorite babysitter, the girls exploit his weakness.
We get home just in time for Daddy and the girls enjoy some "Gonkey Time". Devon, cheekily, photobombs.
Fresh from breakfast, we get out our picture Bible and have storytime. We've been having some pretty indepth theological conversations.
D: What is Samuel doing? (pointing to a picture)
M: He's anointing David with oil. That means David is chosen by God to do something special!
D: Why is he Ointing David?
M: That's how they told David he would be king someday!
D: (looking skeptically at the tube of diaper cream).......
D: What is Goliath doing? (pointing to a picture)
M: Goliath fell to the ground. He is dead.
D: Did he die on a cross?
M: No, he disobeyed God and taunted his people. David hit him with a stone from a slingshot. And then he died.
D: On a cross?
M: NOT on a cross
D: Soon I will be bigger. And then I will walk on water.
M: Good luck with that.
M: No, we can't play Toots today. His batteries are all run down.
D: Are they dead?
M: Yes, they are dead. (Oh no, here it comes, here it comes....)
D: Did they die on their little crosses?
M: No, they did not die on crosses. They just ran down.
D: The girlies are fussing. Are THEY dying on a cross?
M: No. Nobody is dying on a cross. Jesus did. That's it.
D: He made a bad choice.
M: No, he didn't! Jesus made all good choices. Even dying on the cross was a good choice because he died for us.
D: He made a good choice?
D: Can I die on a cross?
D: Look, Mommy, I made a cross!
M: Great, Devon! (Oh no, here it comes, here it comes!)
Fresh from art time and covered in marker, Devon gets a haircut and his very first piece of gum to amuse himself. It'll still be with him seven years later, if you believe the tall tale.
D: Why are the bunnies wearing hats?
M: It's Easter fabric, Devon.
D: What's Easter?
M: Easter is a holiday.
D: What happened on Easter?
M: Jesus rose from the dead! After he died on the cross, he came back to life!
D:And then what happened? Did he die on a cross again?
M: Nope. Nobody has to die for their sins at all. And Jesus had to die on the cross only once.
D: And then he was dead!
M: But now he is alive!
D: No, he's dead, Mommy.