Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Jesus Loves You

I've been going to church lately and taking Andy to Sunday School. Thanks, I do feel pretty virtuous about it. What's odd though is despite that, I didn't really expect Andy to come home and ask this, "Mommy, do you love Jesus?" Crikey. The right answer, of course, is to say yes, but since I'm not particularly religious, it feels a little disingenuous. For the record, I did say yes, and that made him happy. He then started singing "Jesus Loves You."

Part of me is amazed by this. Seriously, he's gone to Sunday school maybe three or four times. He spends most of that hour looking in the aquariums in the room, doing puzzles, playing with the other kids and asking for more juice at snack time. When did he have time to learn anything? The good news is that this Christmas, when I tell him it's Jesus' birthday, he probably won't try to tell me, "No, Mommy, it's Santa's birthday."

And in bigger news this week, Meg rolled over by herself over the weekend. Jennifer witnessed her roll from tummy to her back. I'm not sure it was entirely intentional, but I don't care. She's now proven she can do it. Now she can happily not do it again until she's ready to crawl.


  1. Anonymous11:38 PM

    I did witness Meg's roll, it really did happen! She looked so surprised when we all started clapping and cheering for her. Too bad she didn't do it again, but i'm sure it will happen soon!


  2. As it often does, your blog made me laugh out loud. Love the Jesus thing. When Shannon was little, I had never really taken her to church. When she was 5, she had a sleepover with some neighbors who asked if she could go to church with them the following morning. Given the option of sleeping in or fetching her at the crack of dawn...she went to church. She came home lit up with the love of Jesus." I love Jesus" "Jesus loves me" "I love church" "I love singing" -- skipping around the living room (and no she didn't go to a Baptist church). She took a moment to stop in the kitchen in the middle of her revelry to ask me, "Church was great. But, what does the T in the front of the church stand for??"