Miss N: Mommy, what's a tack?
Mommy: A tack? Its a sharp little pin that you can use to stick things in the wall.
Miss N: No, mommy, a taaackkk.
Mommy: (clearer) A tack? (Miss N nods) It's a sharp pin that sticks into the wood of the wall to stick things t o the wall.
(this goes on for about five minutes, with increasing frustration because I don't understand it. It also included a discussion of retainers for some reason)
Miss N: (frustrated) No. Not that. Mommy, what's a double? Double dare?
Mommy: Well someone might say double dare if they are trying to get you to do something.
Miss N: (singing quietly) and if the double doesn't like it he can sit on a tack.
Mommy: (finally getting it) Actually, it's "if the DEVIL doesn't like it he can sit on a tack" and a tack is a sharp thing to put things in the wall, so if someone sat on it it would hurt.
Miss N: So is the devil a mean person?
Mommy: No, that is another word for Satan.
Miss N: OH! I get it! (sings again) So is that song supposed to help us remember to be good and not mean?
Mommy: No, it's just a silly song.
Miss N: But the part that goes, "I have the joy joy joy joy down in my heart" is to help us remember to be happy in our hearts, right?
Reading the Bible Together
5 days ago