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Friday, December 24, 2010

The Baby is Not a Baby Anymore

a conversation with the Tongginator at breakfast yesterday morning...

TONGGU MOMMA
: Hey, Tongginator! Just two more days until Jesus' birthday! Are you excited?

TONGGINATOR: (nodding her head) Umm... Momma, if Christmas is Jesus' birthday, how old is He?

TONGGU MOMMA: That's a really good question, Tongginator. Actually, Jesus' birthday is SO important, his birthday is when we started counting years. So this year, Jesus is going to be two thousand and ten years old.*

TONGGINATOR: (thinking HARD) So... next year Jesus will be two thousand and eleven years old? (I nodded) And then He will be two thousand and twelve years old?

TONGGU MOMMA: Yep.

TONGGINATOR: Wow. (a long pause while she thinks about that) Jesus must have really, REALLY wrinkly skin.


*And yes, I realize that In The Beginning was The Word, but try explaining that to a six-year-old when you are talking about a baby's birthday.

17 comments:

Kim K. said...

Have a blessed Christmas!

Tricia said...

Merry Christmas!

Mei Ling said...

.... LOL'd!

Sheng Dan Kuai Le!

lmgnyc said...

I don't think there's a skin cream in the stores that'll fix that. ;-)

Kristi said...

Jesus with wrinkly skin. That's one I hadn't envisioned before...
Merry, merry to you and yours!

Chris said...

:)
Gotta love it!

Merry Christmas!

Cedar said...

I love how children think! Merry Christmas!

Myrnie said...

Haha- that's awesome :) We were talking this week about how Jesus is our brother. E can cross her eyes...and she wanted to know if Jesus could too? Umm..... how about you ask him when you see him? Kids ask the darnedest things! Was I sacrilegious? :)

Wanda said...

Ahh....only the Tongginator!!! So cute.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!!

prechrswife said...

Love experiencing these things from a child's perspective. :-)

LucisMomma said...

So cute! Merry Christmas, Tonggu family!

Aus said...

Merry Christmas guys - from all of us to all of you!

hugs - aus and co.

Sarah said...

She does indeed have a point. Merry Christmas Tonggu family!

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, in about 50 years, she'll be so grateful that she's wrong. Remember: resurrection = perfection. Woot! ;-)

And...I wasn't going to post Ming Wai's Jesus' Birthday story...but now, I don't think I have a choice. ;-) haha

Love Letters To China said...

She is so sweet! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year to you and your family!

kitchu said...

i bet he rocks being this old though :O) love the way she thinks and must share this with my sisters!

Football and Fried Rice said...

Hilarious! And I think it's a wonderful way to explain it! Merry (belated) Christmas!