Talking about Jesus

Hula Girl’s latest obsession has been her “Bible Stories” book. She calls it her “Bah-bo boop.” Her favorite pages are those on which a baby is found. The stories of Baby Moses, Samuel and Hannah, and Jesus’ birth are those stories.

She used to open the book to “Baby Mo-ee” all the time. That was before we got to the story about Samuel. Then when we learned about “Baby Mam-wah,” that was all she wanted to read. Then we read about “Baby Dee-duss” on Friday, and she has been absolutely enthralled with that story ever since. I often come in after her independent playtime to find her looking at the picture of Baby Jesus. She will point out the sheep, the cow, the donkey, the pig, Mary, Joseph, the star, and finally, “Baby Dee-duss.”

She also listens to kids’ praise songs during her independent playtime. Her favorite of these are those songs which mention Jesus by name or the words “Bible book.” I will occasionally come in after independent playtime and find her dancing to the songs. She actually knows the words and “sings” along. Since she doesn’t know how to make her voice go up and down, her singing is pretty funny. She raises her eyebrows, cocks her head to the side, and gets a look like, “Isn’t this the greatest thing ever?!?!”

Anyway, today we went to the Y. On the way home, she said, “‘Bout Dee-duss?” This means she wants to talk about Jesus. I, of course, obliged. We talked about Jesus and how he made Hula Girl and is there to help her pray to God. Then we sang many rounds of “Jesus Loves Me” and “Jesus Loves the Little Children”- it was quite fun!

During lunch she decided that she wanted to talk about Jesus again. So we talked about how Jesus is God’s son and why God sent Jesus to earth. We finished up our discussion by talking about the upcoming holiday of Easter and how it’s a surprise party for all of Jesus’ friends- “Jesus is Alive!?!?!!!!!” (This is, after all, the reason the Easter Bunny comes. He comes to leave surprise presents for children to help celebrate Jesus’ aliveness.) 🙂

I think it’s wonderful to share the stories and truths of Jesus with my little inquisitive girl.

As a side note, Hula Girl has currently been down for her nap 45 minutes, and has yet to fall asleep. She was bouncing all around in her crib, practicing her counting and naming her family members. She was using all kinds of tones and pitches in her voice. Then she pooped (I went in, changed her diaper, then told her to lie down and go to sleep). Now she is alternating practicing using her whisper voice and her loud voice. This ought to be a fun afternoon. Let’s hope she can fall asleep eventually!

2 Comments

  1. Kristy said,

    March 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

    My comments haven’t been published lately because I get an error message about logging in and I’ve been too lazy/busy to figure it out. Love your Jesus talk! I remember after explaining a live nativity scene at Christmas, Nick called everything small Baby Jesus. “Awwwwww, Baby Jesus!” I was glad to see your exciting news today!

    • March 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      That is so cute! “Awwww, Baby Jesus!” And I’m glad to hear from you again. 🙂


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