Out of the mouths of babes…

[ Talking about Advent at breakfast this morning. ]

M: What are we waiting for?
C: Jesus’ birthday?
M: Do you know why?
C: No…
M: Why do we celebrate Jesus’ birthday and not Elvis’ birthday?
C: (with “the look”) because Elvis is an alien!

Much laughter and giggling ensued…

posted at 9:27 am on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 in General | Comments (2)


  1. Debbie says:

    This is great!!

    By the way, I keep meaning to congratulate you on your weight loss. Very impressive!

  2. Michaela says:

    My “devout catholic” mother was less impressed with the rest of the story. There is a beauty of a punchline at the end. It went like this.

    Me (Michaela/Mother/Wife) “Okay, you’re right, that is what makes Elvis special. Why is Jesus special?”

    Gareth “Because he is God”
    Charlotte (the echo child) “Because he is God.”

    Me “Charlotte, what is God?”

    Charlotte “I don’t know”

    Me “Gareth, do you know what God is?”

    Gareth “He is a spirit.”

    Me “Do spirits get born and have mummy’s”

    Gareth “Yes”

    Me “okay, you are right. Do spirits wear diapers?”

    Me “So Jesus was God and a person. That is what makes him so special. And *that* is why we celebrate his birthday”

    Gareth “Yeah, just like Hercules!!!”

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