Saturday, October 3, 2009

Taking Jesus Out For Ice Cream

This evening Keagan and I ventured out to get a late night ice cream snack through the drive-thru. Because he has recently learned that dark and scary often go together, and since it was indeed dark outside, Keagan started saying, "Mommy, I skeered." Not wanting him to be "skeered," I reminded him that Jesus is with us all the time, so we don't have to be afraid of anything (except spiders, but that's a different post).

We talked about it for a few seconds (since that's the limit for a deep toddler conversation, you know), and then I thought I'd end it with the fact that Jesus was with us that very moment as we were going to get ice cream.

I could hear his smile as he said, "Oh, Jesus with us ice cream!"

Not knowing what my 3 year old's mind could do with that thought, I began feeling rather good about the lesson I'd just reinforced.

He waited a few seconds, and then, as if a light bulb went off in his little mind, he said, "Jesus gets ice cream, too!"

Not exactly where I intended for that conversation about the dark to go...but okay. "Sure," I said, "I guess if Jesus wants some ice cream, He could have some, too."

What else was I supposed to say?

The rest of the drive was spent hoping Keagan would forget that Jesus might want some ice cream so I wouldn't feel obligated to order Him a twist on a waffle cone. Thankfully, the strawberry scoop averted Keagan's attention, and we drove off without ordering Jesus anything!

I'm thinking our little excursion made Jesus smile (maybe even laugh), don't you?


Peace of Christ to you,

2 comments:

  1. What a fun thing to do! I'm not sure I want to pass this message on to my kids or we will be buying Jesus lots of treats over the two week school holidays. It might just break the bank if Jesus wants a Happy Meal, or wants to come to the cinema with us. What about a safety restraint seat in the car? Can the cops accuse us of overcrowding if we run out of seats?

    Only kidding!

    It is lovely that your little boy is so innocent and has such a vivid imagination. Lets hope he stays that way for as long as possible!

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  2. HaHa! That is a really cute story!

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