Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Last night, I'm in the living room on the computer and Mina comes running in with a DVD in her hand. It's "The Greatest Story Ever Told". The story about Jesus.

Waving it in the air, Mina says in a sassy tone, "We're watching this tonight."

I say, "No, we're not."

"Uh Huh! Daddy said we could."

I said, "I don't care what Daddy said, we're not watching it."


She looks at me and huffs before she said in an incredulous tone, "What?? You don't like Jesus???"

Her face was so serious, not believing how I didn't want to watch a movie about Jesus. "I love Jesus, Mina, I just don't want to watch the movie."

Exasperated and disgusted she says, "Why not?? He died on the cross for us, you know!"

"Of course I know that, Mina." What I wanted to say was Look kid. I haven't been to church since I was like, ten, and the only thing I know about Jesus is what your mother tells me. Now buzz off!

She rolls her eyes and stomps off. On her way out of the room, she looks over her shoulder at me and says "Well, we're going to watch it tomorrow. So you'll just HAVE to."

She's like this all the time. Smart, sassy, funny and talkative. About anything. She has opinions on everything from milk to dance moves.

If you ever had a conversation with this child, you'd know that The Greatest Story Ever Told, comes out of her mouth. Every. Single. Day.

4 comments:

TC said...

She sounds like such a riot! LOL. The things that kids say.

M. C. Pearson said...

Oh my gosh! I just jumped over from tc's blog. Sign that girl up for a Mission trip...she's an evangelist! How totally adorable. I love it!

Anocsanamun said...

LOL - she sounds so cute. Let her save your soul and stop being a heathen - LOl

He's Dead, Jim! said...

She sounds kinda like my ex-fiancee: "How can you love Jesus and not want to watch movies about him?" Or, "You know my mother says you are going straight to Hell unless you make your commitment to Christ." Geez, those evangelists...

But she's a little kid and this guy was 31 years old.
Namaste.
~HDJ