Saturday, March 6, 2010

You better believe I was editing!

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. 

10 comments:

Chris said...

You deserve a gold star for thinking on your feet... and at breakfast, no less! :) Great story!

Denise said...

Smart mom.

Lee and Beth said...

LOL. You did a great job with your editing, Beth. :)

bevy said...

Great job... but I must tell you that if your oldest is almost 8, you need to find a good Christian series on talking to your children about sex. He WILL hear about some things by age nine at the latest. This is whether he is in a Christian school, or a secular private school, or a public school. The series is called Learning About Sex by Concordia Publishing. It is Biblically based and we feel it did a wonderful job helping us teach our oldest. We did this at age 9.

Hope I'm not stepping on toes here!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Bevy - Thanks for the info. I know it's coming sooner rather than later. I am not ready for this!! But I guess it's better that they hear this from us instead of their friends. UGH!

Corey~living and loving said...

oooo good catch mama! :)

Debbie said...

That conversation never made me nervous but I also never had to have it over breakfast!

Kim said...

Funny Funny Post!

Jaina said...

Whew, sounds like you dodged a bullet on that one. Your husband's response in there made me laugh.

RR Mama said...

Quick thinking on your part! I would have totally bailed!