Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Carebear Get Your Gun

If you want to make your preschooler really, really happy ...

Buy her her very own low-temperature glue gun. Would you call that a Warm Glue Gun? (I didn't even know these existed until I read Stefani's post at Blue Yonder today and then lo and behold, Caroline and I were roaming the aisles of Jo-Ann ("a dangerous pastime--" "I know!") and suddenly we found ourselves face to face with the little creatures.

Here's what she said as she cradled her new acquisition in her carseat on the way home:

"When Jesus is at my house, I will rip open my stomach and let Him come in. Then I'll glue myself back up with my new glue gun."

Uh.

It's sort of Gospel-of-John-meets-Stephen-King, isn't it? I suppose the stomach IS frightfully near the heart ...

I'm teaching these kids orthodox theology, I really am. Honest!

8 comments:

emily f. said...

ROTFL!!!
Too TOO funny!
I miss you guys!

Beck said...

That's too funny! Kids take the weirdest meanings out of theology...

Jennifer Marchman said...

Sounds like a fairy tale, you know how they're always cutting stomachs open, placing something in them, and sewing them back up. Do you guys read a lot of fairy tales. It's such an interesting image! Don't you wish you could climb into their head sometimes.

melissa said...

I should learn not to drink tea while reading your blog. I almost spit it out with laughter!

nicole r said...

oh. my. goodness. that is THE funniest thing EVER. i just keep coming back to re-read it and re-laugh over it :) love love love.

babybumblebee said...

So hilarious! Luis and I are dying laughing over here. He's started repeating all the things that Caroline has said to him over their short time of knowing each other.

Anne said...

Well, I guess giving one's heart to Jesus CAN be exquisitly painful sometimes, so maybe her theology isn't so far off. :-) And at least you know she's willing...

Louisa said...

Orthodox theology, you say?