It has been raining cats and dogs outside for a couple of days now. Yesterday the kids had to endure 12 hours with no electricity. (They survived 12 whole hours without Netflix and Nintendo Wii U. In other words, it was an old-school day afterschool.) Nevertheless, the kids really don't like storms. Especially the LOUD ones. So when it was thundering outside, I decided to use religion to explain the thunder rather than science. So, here is the conversation we had as I was tucking the kids in bed.
Aiden: Mom, why is it thundering so loud?
Me: Well Aiden, guess who controls the weather?
Aiden: The Devil.
Me; Well, no.....God does.
Me: God uses rain and storms to water the Earth. It's just like when we water our garden to make everything grow more beautiful. God uses rain and storms to water the Earth.
Aiden: Ahhhh!!!! That makes sense. I wondered how those yellow flower and grass look so nice.
Me: (Wow...They're actually listening....Let's take this another step.)
Me: Also boys, God sometimes uses storms to make people be still and rest sometimes. Aiden, where is everyone when it is storming?
Aiden: In a house or in a shelter.
Me: That's right. Most people are usually in a house, sitting still and quiet.
Elijah: Or they're just dead.......
Me: (Exit stage left). (Yells from afar)....Goodnight boys!
Mommy Phoebe Free
These are simple letters to my kids...about their antics.