Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A little Christmas confusion ...


Of course this story is about Carter.

A number of weeks ago, Carter heard the story of Joseph & his brothers in Sunday School class. From then on, whenever we ask him what he learned about in Sunday School, he says "Joseph got stuck in a big hole", referring of course to when Joseph's brothers threw him in a well and later sold him to some Egyptian passersby. It doesn't matter what his S.S. papers say that he learned about, it's always "Joseph got stuck in a big hole!" (Perhaps that sounds especially scary to two-year-olds ...)

So, fast forward to yesterday. I was helping Carter put characters on our advent calendar (which is a Nativity scene picture). I was showing him the different people - "these are the shepherds," "these are the wise men," etc. Then I said "And this is Joseph, Jesus' daddy."

And what did Carter say next? You guessed it: "Joseph got stuck in a big hole!"

Not that Joseph, Carter, not that Joseph ...

4 comments:

The Raudenbush Family said...

I understand the confusion! I was teaching the 1st and 2nd graders in Sunday School the last two weeks and taught the Joseph lessons. When I asked if anyone knew who Joseph was, of course, someone said that he was Jesus' dad. Wish the curriculum was Christmas-y during December. Maybe that would help with the name confusion!

nateandkatesmom said...

They probably review a bit before moving on to the next lesson, so he probably heard about "Joseph got stuck in a big hole" a couple weeks in a row, and that's what sticks in his mind. At 2 I'm impressed he remembers any of it!

Allison said...

How cute! Yeah, I never thought about how scary and intriguing the "stuck in a hole" thing could be to a little S.S. student until now...did they clarify that he did get OUT? ;)

Chris Ann Schultz said...

Funny, you know how kids get things stuck in their heads, confusion is easy. I used to get confused about Washington, the state or the capital of our country. I felt so much better, when I knew it (Washington, D.C.) was on the East Coast. I'm amazed he remembers his S.S. stories. Chantel rarely talks about it, just shows me her papers or projects. Don't think I did much either. :-) ♥