Sunday, July 15, 2007

Kids Say The Darndest Things

One month ago...
7 Yr Old Son: Mom, I want to be a saint.
Mom: That's great, son. Everyone should want to be a saint.
Son: Yeah, but I want to be a saint while I'm still a kid. So-- what do I have to do to be a saint?
Mom: Um. (Thinking: how to put this in seven year old terms). Well, you basically need to do what God wants you to do with your life, to pray, and be good for God.
Son: That's great! I've been doing that practically my whole life!

Son: Mom, I don't want to get married.
Mom: Why not?
Son: Well, for three reasons. Number one, I want to be a saint. Number two, most saints weren't married. And number three, I want a dog.
Saving this for the hagiography.


Ebeth said...

Oh, that is sooo funny. I keep telling my husband that life is boring without our kids...just for what they say!

Thanks for sharing this!
Climbing the pillars

Panda Rosa said...

It's the dog part I like. Remember, a dog will teach a child faithfulness, devotion, and to turn around three times before lying down.

beez said...

Well, I think you should remind him that the first American saint, Mother Seaton, was married.

Also, St. Peter, the biggest of the saints (or the smallest, after all, is standing at the Pearly Gates checking names off a list a "plum assignment?") had a mother-in-law.