Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It’s the Yittle Fings, Part Forty.


There’s a lot going on in Ali's head lately.


Thoughts about Ants.

She was staring at the large ant bed at the foot of the tree in our yard….

“Ants built ant beds at the bottom of big trees so that it can – what’s that thing at the top of my bed?? – Oh yeah – a headboard – so that the tree can be the headboard for their ant bed, right? That way they don’t fall right out of their ant bed.”

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Thoughts about creatively staying out of trouble.

I caught Ali in an obvious lie, but she was insisting that it wasn’t a lie. We went round and round with the evidence, and finally I said, “I’m having a hard time understanding what you’re saying, but I know you’re lying.”

Ali: “But sometimes a kid tells their parents that ‘you don’t have to understand, you just have to believe.’ Like Lizzie in Tinkerbell told her Daddy about fairies, and she was right! You just have to believe!”

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Thoughts about omnipresence.

“We can’t be in two places at once – like we can’t be at Babies R Us AND Sam’s – we can just be at Babies R Us OR Sam’s. But God – He can be at Babies R Us AND Sam’s!!”

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And thoughts about Human Suffering.

“Did God make the tornadoes?”

“If God made the tornadoes, then did God mean for people to get hurt by the tornadoes?”

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These are the moments that make the Mom Job the hardest – and most rewarding – of all professions.

4 comments:

Kitty Engle said...

I really like the one about the lie. She is very ingenious. Also, her understanding of God. Now the about ants, she got that analytical conclusion from her parents.

Jill said...

And once again, she proves her brilliance!

Laurie said...

We've had the God/tornado conversation at our house a lot too...it's a tough one.

The Brown Recluse said...

What a beautiful little girl! And exceptionally bright, as well. Loved her insight...and wish we had an answer about the tornadoes.