Guess I will do a Throwback Thursday post too…
So my wife and I had recently finished explainig to one of the kids that it’s not appropriate to use slang terms when refering to human sexual organs.
Actually, it’s not appropriate for kids under a certain age to speak of such things at all but that’s another story.
Anyway, a few days later my son asked what a word meant so I, just like my mom used to do when I was a kid, told my son to look it up.
“How do I look up a word?”
“Use the dictionary.”
“Dic·tion·ar·y” I repeated, realizing he didn’t yet know what that was.
“Shouldn’t it be called a penis-tion-ary, Dad?”
“Go ask Mom.”
I was reminded of this “out of the mouths of babes” story this morning when I read the following quote.
“Many people operate as though the definition of faith were, Don’t ask questions, just believe. They quote Jesus himself, who taught his followers to have the faith of a child (Mark 10:15). But I once heard Francis Schaeffer respond by saying, ‘Don’t you realize how many questions children ask?'”
~ Nancy Pearcey