Yeah, that's right, I said it.
While Easter has become less of a religious holiday and more about the bunny hopping around with baskets of goodies, millions are ignoring why the day was originally celebrated. But not my two preschoolers. When I walked in this week to hear my four-year-old telling the tale of Jesus and the cross to his three-year-old brother, I was stunned to discover how much he had learned.
My boys attend a Christian preschool and we love it. It's been refreshing to sing Christmas carols and celebrate holidays without worrying about excluding someone who may not follow the same beliefs. And the teachers, I can't gush enough about the program. But to hear the brutality and disturbing facts that go along with the story of Jesus, I definitely wasn't prepared for that.
"And then they killed him. And his mom was sad and his dad was sad and his grandma and papa were said and his Auntie Pam and Uncle Scott were sad ..."
Hmmm... Jesus had an Auntie Pam and Uncle Scott, too?
"And then on Saturday, they were still sad. And then on Sunday..."
Hold up. It's hard enough to explain death to a child his age -- believe me, it's been an ongoing question -- but am I going to now have to explain that their great grandmother can't rise again... Or their poor little goldfish?
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