Mommy Do You Know?
With such discussion come many questions: "How far did the wise men have to go?" "Did Mary ride a donkey to Bethlehem?" "Why was Zachariah so scared?" "What's myrrh? what's frankincense?" (no questions about gold, you notice)...
The question I've been fearing has yet to arise: "Why would Joseph want to divorce Mary?" I'm just not feeling up to explaining pre-marital pregnancy and the social consequences of such to an 8 year old. Call me coward. I'm just grateful he hasn't connected those dots yet.
It was my 4-year-old who blindsided me last week after a Christmas song ended. From the back seat of the van I hear, "Mommy, what's a virgin?"
Yes, laugh. If it hasn't already happened to you, it will. I'd love to hear from you--how would YOU respond? What do you think I answered?