Monday, October 29, 2007

A New Twist

Last night I was sitting on the couch, browsing through a book of Advent/Christmas resources. My daughter came and curled up next to me, reading over my shoulder. She is a pretty good reader for a second grader, but she still gets mixed up sometimes.

"Mom? Is that play you are reading really about Mary and a gerbil?"

(I scan the pages quickly, trying to figure out where she is getting this)

"You mean Mary and Gabriel?" I ask.

"Oh," she says. "I thought that word (pointing to Gabriel) was gerbil"

Much hilarity ensues as we imagine if the the Annunciation really had involved a gerbil rather than an angel.

That would certainly pep up the old Sunday School pageant, wouldn't it??


Presbyterian Gal said...

.....I can see a play on this.....

Anitra said...

"Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you - and, um... by the way, do you have any seeds - especially those sunflower kind? I'm feeling kinda nibbly."

Ringelstruempfe said...

Oh dear, now I feel tempted to throw out the angel and put in a gerbil this year. The kids would love it and the grown ups would maybe paying attention again.

Would I have to pay royalties to your daughter if I'd use it?

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IdentityMixed said...

LOVE it! :)