I was reading the Bible to my kids at breakfast the other day. The Bible that we use is written specifically for kids between the ages of 7-10.
We have been reading all about David and this particular morning we were reading 2 Samuel 11. And then I saw the word "Bathsheba" and thought to myself, Uh-oh. Wonder how the author is going to handle this for 7-10 year olds. So I paused from reading out loud and silently skimmed ahead.
Well I'll tell you how:
"Then David sent someone to get Bathsheba. She came, and David loved her. He slept with her as if he were his wife. Then she went home again. Later, she found out she was going to have a baby. It was because David had slept with her like a husband would."
All righty then.
I decided that I didn't really want to have THE TALK with my 5 and 7 year old over breakfast right before school, so I stuttered a little, tried to string some coherent sentences together and skipped ahead several chapters.
With a delighted look on his face, in a sing-songy voice my husband said, "Someone's editing!"
And not too well, I might add! Perhaps I should see if the author has written a Bible for 5-7 year olds with the editing already built in.