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Wait. Who is the Reason for the Season?

Our family goes to church every Sunday.  Really.  We do.  My kids go to Sunday school.  They know what Christmas is all about.  Or so I thought.

The kids and I were decorating their Christmas trees and I was in Adolpha's room helping her hang yet one more pink cupcake ornament on her little tree when I heard Gomer yell from his room, "Mom!  Can I put out my nativity?"

"Yes," I replied.  Each kid has their own plush nativity set that they can put out in their rooms.  They received them when they were babies and they arrange them every year.

"Hey Mom!" Gomer yelled again.  "I can't find my baby!"


"What?" I called back.  "I'm helping Adolpha.  If you need me, come to her room."

He came in holding Joseph and Mary.  "I can't find my baby."

"Who?" I asked.

"The baby that goes in the basket," he showed me the empty manger.

"I don't know what to tell you.  It was all there last year when I put it away.  Go look again."

After several minutes of digging around he finally came in victorious, "I found him!  I found my baby Moses."

"Who did you say?" I asked.

"Baby Moses."

"Gomer, that isn't baby Moses.  That's baby Jesus."

"Who?"

"Baby Jesus."

"Wait.  Jesus was there?"  Gomer asked.

"Uhh . . . yeah!  He was the baby.  We celebrate his birth at Christmas!  You know that!"

"Ohhh . . . Whoops.  I just always thought this was baby Moses," he said looking at the baby in one hand. "And this was Jesus," he said showing me Joseph.

I need to speak with his Sunday school teacher.    

Does this look like Baby Moses to you?

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53 comments:

  1. And kids will say the darnest things, lol!! Seriously, loved this and thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Maybe he was getting the "basket" and "manger" confused? LOL. This made my day Jen.

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  3. wait the little one have their own christmas trees and nativity scenes in their bedrooms? *faint*

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  4. If you do not want to ruin someone's Christmas DO NOT show this post to his sunday school teacher! Haha!

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  5. Hahaha! Love this! My mother-in-law is a Catholic school nursery teacher and I'm just waiting for the day one of my non-church going children says something like this. Oy!

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  6. My son asked me why the star was at the top of our little tree shaped advent calendar instead of santa claus. I died a little inside.

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  7. Gomer's version of the miracle birth - Jesus got married to Eve and they begat Moses.

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  8. That's okay, after I explained Easter to my boys, they came to the conclusion that since Jesus rose from the dead he must be a zombie.

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    1. My husband ONLY refers to Him as Zombie Jesus, lol

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    2. I've been known to refer to "sweet baby zombie Jesus" from time to time.

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  9. When my granddaughter was about 4, she told us about the nativity scene at church, with the baby Jesus and his parents, Mary and God.

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  10. My daughter also gets "those babies" confused. "Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Moses ... or Jesus ... or whichever baby was borned that day." I have talked to her Sunday school teacher ... she's working on that.

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  11. Oh, my gosh! That was funny. I realized we had a problem when my oldest was little and she thought that Baby Santa was in the manger. Ya... parent of the year... right here.

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  12. I can so relate. You'd be surprised by the number of kids who "get it wrong" about these kinds of Christmas facts. TBH, you'd probably be surprised by the number of adults that don't have a clue, either. I've only been going to church regularly since 2010. I went with my folks as a kid, though. I always understood the Christ part of Christmas. But now that I am teaching Sunday school, I am shocked by how little the kids in my class know. And despite teaching them this for three weeks already, some of them are still getting it wrong. Don't worry-Gomer isn't alone. And there's still time to edumacate him. :)

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  13. My husband asked me the other day, "Why don't they have Christmas on Saturdays? Why does it always have to be on December 25th." I looked at him for a long 5 seconds and then turned around and walked away. I couldn't make words form that didn't include dumb ass, moron, and are you fucking kidding me.

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    1. Bahahahaha! I'm cracking up over this! Men.... Lol

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    2. They don't have Christmas on Saturday every year because when it does fall on Saturday, I don't get the day off. (I'm pretty sure that's why)

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  14. Jaime S.---A few years ago, I worked with a man from Japan. He asked me what Easter was. I am Jewish, so I tried to sum up Easter considering I didn't really have first hand knowledge. Anyway, I said "Jesus was crucified and 3 days later, rose from the dead and went to Heaven." He thought about that for a minute, and said "Oh...like a zombie?" Of course all of us who were standing there thought this was hilarious, and I was sincerely hoping he'd bring that back to Japan with him, when he went home.

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  15. Haha silly Gomer! He may have his people mixed up, but at least he gets to jist of what the holiday is truly about :) This is what my family calls a "proud parental moment". I don't think this will be the last time he mixes up important information haha

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  16. Love this post and the replies are cracking me up.

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  17. Actually it looks exactly like baby Moses getting ready to float down the river. I can see how he got confused! So cute!

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  18. Soo funny! My 3 year old keeps calling the angel in our nativity a fairy!

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  19. I tell ya, when I read these posts at night, as I sit with my wine and spit it all over my computer, my husband really wonders what is going on.

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  20. We have a little nativity set and one of the cats knocked down Joseph and my daughter ran to tell me that the cat knocked down one of my God people. Oof!

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  21. My daughter told me that her friend waits until Christmas morning to put baby Jesus in his "nest". Hopefully she doesn't think that's when he hatched.

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    1. My family has always done this too... Mary and Joseph stare lovingly at the ground until Christmas day when baby Jesus is born. Sometimes it's late in the day though becsuse we forget!

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  22. This is absolutely hilarious Jen! The comments are awesome! Zombie Jesus...I WILL USE! LOL
    Devan

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  23. How I knew my kids needed religious ed: The year my older daughter was turning 5 Easter fell in March. I was trying to explain the Easter story to her, and said "Well, we celebrate Easter because that was when Jesus died for us." Her response to that was "Baby Jesus DIED?!" In her mind we had just celebrated Christmas, and he was born. Now he's dead. ...sigh...

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  24. I could share some stories from my Mommie's Sunday School teacher! My favorite is the one where Herod's soldiers caught up with the Holy Family and as the soldiers ripped off the "swaddling" blankets that hid Jesus, he turned himself into a loaf of bread. Yep. I don't know what Bible she was reading...

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  25. Hahahahaha! Thank you so much for the laugh this morning!

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  26. Totally sounds like something one of my guys would do!

    Belladventures.blogspot.com

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  27. Words cannot express how totally awesome this is. I LOVE kids for a lot of reasons, but this type of story is very high on the list.

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  28. That reminds me of a joke I heard once. A Sunday school teacher was asking the class about Jesus and said that his mother was Mary but who was Mary's husband? One little boy raised his hand and excitedly said "Verge!" When the confused teacher asked him to clarify he said "duh, Verge -n- Mary!" :-)

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  29. Best one yet! . . My youngest brother, in telling the Easter story one year to my parents, told of the absence of a body when the rock was rolled away. My parents asked, trying to elicit the correct response, "Where was he?" My brother, very matter-of-factly: "He went out the back door."

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  30. I meant Christie's was the best one, not mine! . .

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  31. That is fantastic! Merry Mosesmas! ;)

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  32. HA! My Catholic school educated daughter once asked if we were watching "The Twelve Commandments" on TV. Glad we pay that high tuition!

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  33. Well, let's say hurrah that she knew there was a Moses. I guess Moses as a baby was also a very dramatic story. Maybe that's why it stuck in her mind. Merry Christmas to you and yours Jen.

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  34. Hahaha.. reminds me of when I was kid in church and I would think...there's that song again about that guy, Arthur. Yeah, it was the Our Father.

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  35. Well, Moses got rushed by bulls while he was a basket case, that's how I heard it. Give the kid a break, for Christ's sake (literally.)

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  36. Too funny! Sounds like a conversation that would DEFINITELY occur in my house, despite the fact that my kids go to CCD at my husbands church AND youth group at mine.

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  37. Oh no worries. It is a known fact in my 2 yr olds church preschool that Christmas is Santas birthday and Halloween is, indeed, "when God says to eat the candies"...I get letters weekly reminding me to encourage real and concrete thinking btw.

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  38. That was darling. From the mouths of babes.

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  39. Lol. You're actually getting them a lot closer than I am. The other day I asked my 7 year old daughter why we celebrate Christmas, beaming with the confidence that MY daughter knows EXACTLY why we celebrate Christmas... or so I thought. She replied, "Duh, Mom. Everyone knows it's Dr. Seuss' birthday." ...sigh. In that moment I felt like a complete failure LOL!

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  40. Don't worry. My 7 year old thought Joseph was God. "But mom, GOD is Jesus' father."

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  41. My son told me he thought the presents we gave to each other at Christmas were like Jesus' goodie bags.

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  42. Ha - priceless.
    it does rather look like Moses in the basket though.
    but don't feel bad.... my kids have been walking around singing a Happy Birthday Jesus song I taught them for the past week. Yeah - sounds nice right? I thought they could sing it for the family Christmas morning - a fine parental moment right there.
    But I just know the only thing singing from their lips will be "did Santa come? can we open the presents? Can we? can we? Can we??!!!"
    perhaps after lunch they'll sing and I'll be in good graces once more.

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  43. Baby Moses. Well, that puts a whole new spin on it!

    Too cute and too funny. And too pure. I love how kids just blurt it on out there.

    I'm gonna go and get me a Baby Moses now.

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