Sofia: Mom, look a snail in the middle of the sidewalk!
Sofia: Do you think I should pick it up and kiss it?
Me: If you want to, but it looks kind of dirty to me.
Sofia: Oh, but I already did kiss it. Should I put him back?
Me: Ya, but maybe you should put it back in the grass so no one will step on it.
Sofia: Mom, I put him on his back, so he couldn’t move.
Me: Why did you do that?Sofia: Because he’s a snail, and snails move very slowly and I put him in the grass and if I would’ve put him the right way, he would’ve crawled out back on the road and then if someone came they would step on him because he wouldn’t be able to move so quickly!
Samuel: But, think mom, if you and dad died…who would take care of us?
Me: Good question. I think Grandma and Grandpa would be good at taking care of you guys.
Samuel: But, they live in America.
Me: Ya, that’s right. Maybe you guys would have to move to America.
Sofia: (all excited!) Ya, and if you and dad died and we had to move to America to live with Grandma and Grandpa, could we watch a movie on the plane?
Me: Sofia, do you hear those church bells?
Sofia: Ya. Is that our church?
Me: No, that’s the church over there. It’s Ida’s church.
Sofia: So, does Ida go to church ever?
Sofia: Why not all the time?
Me: Her mommy and daddy just decided that.
Sofia: But it’s good to go to church a lot.
Me: I think so too. Maybe someday you could invite Ida to come with us.
Sofia: No, I don’t think she’d like that. She doesn’t know any of the songs or the people and I don’t think she’d have fun.
Me: But, don’t you have fun at church.
Me: Oh, okay.
After a couple minutes of silence Sofia: How did we start talking about this anyway?
Me: About what?
Sofia: About this with churches?!