Esmé and I were working through a study on amphibians. The lesson kept emphasizing this point: While alligators etc. are born on land, all amphibians are born in the water.
Esmé, confused, asked me, “What am I, Mom? Am I an amphibian?”
I guess I would be confused, too, if my mom had given birth to me in a birthing tub…
We were discussing how Esmé is perfectly unique, specially created by God. “Gabe is unique, too!” she says of her stuffed horse.
“Actually,” I say, “Gabe was made in a factory. There are lots of other horses just like him.”
“But really,” she insists. “The factory is horse heaven! All the angel horses and Gabe were made there. They have a horse god there and everything.”
Totally unrelated - we have all kinds of cool things in our yard this summer…