Sunday, 28 August 2011

Out of the mouths of babes

I had to put this down somewhere so I'll never forget this conversation I had with Hadley on the way home from mass tonight. I stopped in the gift store after mass, and she saw some prayer cards. She wanted one with St. Michael on it, and after her behavior in church, I figured we needed all the help we could get. Calling all saints and angels!!!! We got in the car and she was carefully examining the picture on the front. Here's how it went from there.

H- Mom, can we talk about St. Michael?
M- Sure, what do you want to talk about.
H- What does he protect us from?
M- Well, the devil and other evil things that we may encounter...just like the prayer says.
H- Mom?
M- Yes?
H- I think St. Michael is handsome and I would like to marry him. You know, I say that about all the handsome men I see.
M- Well, you shouldn't just want to marry someone because they are handsome. Remember how we have talked about how God looks at our inside beauty, and not our outside beauty? It is much more important to have a husband that is handsome on the inside. One who is caring, loving, takes care of you, and loves Jesus. You wouldn't want a handsome husband who was mean to you all of the time would you?
H- No. But St. Michael protects us from the devil. That's nice, isn't it? He must love Jesus if he does that.
M- Yes, it's very nice, and he does love Jesus very much.
H- Ok, so can I marry him now?
M- No baby, you can't marry an angel.
H- Ok. Does St. Michael smoke cigars?
M- {laughing hysterically}
H- Mom, why are you laughing.
M- Because Hadley, you are very funny, and I don't know where you come from sometimes.
H- Oh. Mom, is the devil a bat?
M- No.
H- Well, he has wings like a bat in this picture, he can probably fly. Do you think he can fly? Mom, what are we having for dinner?

Not kidding...just a snapshot of a day in the life with Hadley. Wouldn't trade her for the world...most of the time :)


Anonymous said...

Hilarious....and somehow, I'm not surprised!! I love that silly girl!

Angela said...

I'm so glad you documented this conversation. I love the way kids' minds work!!

BB said...

THAT is hysterical!
No, Hadley didn't stomp my foot when we first met, she was adorable in every way. Just...Alex floored me with his manners!
You have 3 extra wonderful children. Gifts straight from God!

Donna said...

Hadley's husband is going to be something if he can turn her head from St. Michael himself. She is hilarious!

mmsmith said...

I love that girl! We had some awesome conversations on the way to and from school last year. Miss you guys!

Elyse said...

So precious! I see you're in B'ham now - hope you love it as much as I did when we were there.