Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Sermon on the Mount, According to Kids

A week ago, sic was following up a family catechesis session on the gospel readings of late: the Sermon on the Mount. If you are new to the blog, sic=spouse of the Ironic Catholic, and chic=child of the Ironic Catholic. The chics are 8, 6, and 3 years old.

sic: You know, chic #2, you were really doing the Sermon on the Mount this morning with chic #3. She's so little and so sick, and when we were at the doctor's, you really "went the extra mile," like Jesus said, to try to make her feel better. You didn't have to do that, but you did. I'm proud of you.

(chic #2 smiles shyly)

Chic #1: You know, I could do that. I would have helped if I was there.

sic: I'm sure you would have, son, but I am complimenting your sister right now.

(chic #1 frowns in mild jealousy, brightens, turns to me)

Chic #1: (whispering) Hey, mom! Slap me on my cheek!

I promise you, even Jesus was laughing at that one.


Allen's Brain said...

Ha! I can't wait til Melvin gets hold of that one: No, Bartholomew! Not that cheek!

Glad to have you back a bit more regularly.

P.S. There's a new Melvin chapter at the Brain Lab, and it's quite funny if I do say so myself--and if I won't, who will?

PraiseDivineMercy said...

I see now it's genetic. ^^

The Ironic Catholic said...

Melody--that's frightening.

Allen--I agree, it is funny.

Purple Hawaiian Catholic said...

HAH! For unknown reasons, this religious humor reminded me of a comic I saw recently at http://www.bordersmedia.com/features/pages/images/brevity/brevity4.jpg . I guess the two are not truly related, but both are funny nonetheless.