Holy Conversations: That’s About All

Holy Conversations: That’s About All May 1, 2009

I recently wrote about the holy conversations that take place in my van.  They used to be things like, “Mommy, why did God make the flowers so loyola-jesuscolorful?” or “Look at that statue of Jesus!  It looks like he wants to hug the whole world!”

My, how times have changed.

Holy conversation of yesterday follows:

Youngest Child:  Hey Mom, today I had my very first health class.

Me: Oh?  Did you learn anything interesting?

Y.C.: Not really.  We just learned about puberty.

Me: Hmm.  What did you learn?

Y.C.: Well, when you enter puberty you start to sweat a lot.  And sweat plus dirt sometimes causes this thing called acne.  Apparently it’s really bad.

Me: Oh.

Y.C.: So, my teacher said it would be good to wash your face.

Me: Yes. 

Me, again: Wait.  Don’t you already wash your face?

Y.C.: Oh, we also learned that kids our age often start wearing deodorant.

Me: Uh.

Me, after recovery: Interesting.  So, did you learn anything else about puberty?

Y.C.: Nope.  I think that’s about all. 

(Long Pause)

Y.C., again: Personally, I don’t know what the big deal is.

Me: . . . . . . . (speechless).

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