Hang onto your seatbelts, the girls were a wild ride in the car tonight:
Kelly: I want to celebrate Hanukkah!
Sara: You’re just saying that because you think you’ll get more presents. MOMMY! Kelly just stuffed 3 chocolate coins in her mouth!
Mommy: Kelly! You’d better not leave the papers all over Daddy’s car. You know he likes a clean car, so pick up your trash. When you have your own car, you can make whatever kind of a mess you’d like.
Sara: I wouldn’t do that! That’s not showing respect for property! [Please note these are just words coming from her mouth; I’ve never met a litterbug the likes of Miss Sara.] When you’re an adult you can eat whatever you want too, but I’m going to make healthy choices.
Kelly: NOT ME. I’m eating Dunkin’ Donuts every single day, and I’m going to tell myself in my head that if I eat any food without sugar in it, I’ll DIE.
Sara: That seems dramatic Kelly.
Kelly: No it’s not. At the Hanukkah party today, I got to eat jelly donuts. But whatever you do, don’t try the latkes. They look good, but they’re made out of potatoes. Yuck.
Mommy: You went to a Hanukkah party today?
Kelly: Uh-huh, and we watched a movie and there was this king and these people, and the good people won.
Mommy: You watched a movie and got presents and tried latkes?! For heaven’s sakes, how long did this party last?
Kelly: 8 days.
Mommy: Of course it did. Honey, I see you working your way through that gift bag. I’d better not find Menorah stickers all over the backseat. And pick up your Dreidels. OH MY GOD. What am I saying?! GIRLS, get inside and turn on the Christmas tree! We need to talk a little bit about Jesus today too. People believe different things about heaven. I’m not certain that any of them are right or wrong. I simply don’t know. But our family, personally, believes in the Jesus way. Do you know how people get into heaven?
Sara: You eat really bad food and never exercise and your body gets sick because you didn’t take care of it.
Mommy: Oh dear. No honey, that’s a way to die. OK, starting from Square One: a very long, long time ago, God decided to give his only son to the world so that we may be saved from our sins….