Monday, April 25, 2011

In Which My Children Stop Fighting With Each Other for a Philosophical Conversation

While my kids were dyeing Easter eggs, they got in a heated argument about the purple die, mostly related to whose turn it was to dip an egg into the colored vat. I was in the next room, and I finally called them over.

Me: Kids, what are we celebrating at Easter time?


The kids looked down at their feet and didn't respond.

Me: Are we celebrating some sort of festival about sisters fighting with each other?

Kids: No.

Me: No. You know what we're celebrating, we're celebrating that --

A: Dad!

Me: Yeah?

A: What does dyeing eggs have to do with Jesus dying for our sins and then rising from the dead?

Me: Ummmm. Nothing. Now stop fighting and go dye your eggs.

Kids: Okay.