Monday, May 12, 2008

Funny, Funny, Funny!

Okay, so I know this is my third post today, but I wanted to share this little funny before I forgot. John David has recently become aware of the difference between African Americans, and Caucasian Americans. It's almost like he never really realized that we were different colors before. Since the girls figured this out, they have always referred to African Americans as people with brown skin, but John says they're black. He asked the father of one of the boys on his soccer team last week, "Why are you black?" Needless to say, I have had a few conversations with him about this lately. It's not like he never sees black people. Our neighbors, who we talk to almost on a daily basis are black. We have adults and children at our church that are black as well. I guess a light bulb just went off for him. Anyway, onto the funny. So last night we are watching the movie "Evan Almighty", where the guy says that God told him to build an ark (kind of like a modern day Noah story). In the movie, Morgan Freeman is the actor who plays God. He appears several times in the movie to talk to the main character, Evan. The girls understood that he wasn't really God, and that it was just a movie, etc., etc.. But as we're sitting there, watching the movie, John David confused asks, "God is black?" We laughed so hard! Once I explained it to him, he understood that it was just pretend, but to see the look on his face when he said that was hilarious. We all got a good laugh for sure! He's been saying a lot of funny things lately that I can only assume he hears from other people. The other day he told me that "God created the heavens in the beginning". I said, "That's right, John." He then replies, "For real, mom, for real."

The weather has been a little yucky here again. It's raining today. So, I haven't gotten pictures of Jeremy's new bike yet, but I promise they're coming! Hope everyone has a great day!