Monday, April 13, 2009

A Break-Through Moment: NOT

When we returned from the annual Easter egg hunt at Greg's Mom's house, we decided to spend some quality time with the kids before bed to emphasize the true meaning of the Easter holiday. After taking baths, changing to pajamas and brushing teeth, we gathered Sydney and Austin on our bed where Greg meticulously explained the crucifixion and why we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus's spirit and body coming back together. I supplemented the lesson with pictures from our Family Home Evening packet depicting Jesus on the cross and showing himself to Mary Magdalene at the Garden Tomb and to his Apostles.
When we were done, Sydney thoughtfully said, "Dad, I just have two questions. Did Jesus make the Easter Bunny a baby or did he start out as a big rabbit AND does the Easter Bunny go to the North Pole to give Santa a basket, too?" The look on Greg's face before he attempted to answer Sydney's questions was priceless. Not exactly the "Mormon Ad" moment we were expecting. . .

13 comments:

Jen said...

That is too funny!

Lori said...

OH that is too precious. I really want to know the explaination on that one.

kwgirl said...

Too bad you didn't video tape that moment...I LOVE it!

Steph said...

I have seen that expression on my dear brothers face before, it is usually directed at me and one of my comments, priceless. I loved the phone message today, now I can hear Austin singing it over and over again, I laughed out loud, thank you!

wjmom said...

Little ones are just so literal! I love this story. Nice try, Mom and Dad!

Lisa said...

She is so cute! How did Greg answer that? I love the way kids minds think - priceless.

Tara said...

I love it. You could write a book with the stuff that Sydney comes up with. Thank you Thank you Thank you for all of your help this week. It means the world to me! You never stop.

dusty and meag said...

i sure hope greg let them know that of course the easter bunny started as a baby and only took over the easter bunny job from HIS daddy when he got big and that DUH! santa gets a basket! so awesome...Sydney is a genius for even coming up with that. love her

Lisa and Mike Marion said...

That is very funny. That girl is quick.

Rane said...

oh that's just too funny.

Jen Chapman Kent said...

And this is exactly why I love my Syd!! It was so fun hanging out w/ them last week... so glad I got my fix!! ;)

Angie said...

Kids say the darndest things!

CJ said...

That made me laugh so hard! Nice thought, and so generous that even Santa got visited!