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.


  1. wow, we had the same conversation! Only over pink egg dye, and it ended with "But mommmmmmm. . . . "
    Hope you had a good Easter.

  2. Anonymous9:43 AM

    could you tie egg dying to baptism? dunk the egg and it receives new colors or clothes, like the new garments talked about in Revelation? How about how Jesus makes all things new? Think hard enough and you can tie anything to Jesus!

  3. Yeah, this one's hard! I got nothing???? :(