Thursday, March 20, 2008

Maddie's Version Of Easter

Maddie's Easter egg hunt was today. If, by hunt, you mean throwing a ton of plastic eggs in the gym, and letting 20 three and four year olds run around like maniacs, trying to fill their baskets.

When I first got to the classroom, all of the children were sitting on the rug, listening to the teacher. She had the resurrection eggs, and was calmly going over the Easter story.

And, in my opinion, getting 20 kids to sit and listen to a story is a miracle, in and of itself.

I was not sure how much of the Easter story Maddie actually comprehended. I have been somewhat hesitant to go into full detail about it, but recently, she has asked a lot of questions about Jesus, God, Heaven, and what happens when you die. So, I asked her what Easter is all about.

Instead of hearing about the Easter Bunny and chocolate, she told me her version of the real Easter.

"Well, some people were mad at Jesus and hurt him. They put a cactus thing on his head and made blood come out. Then, they hurt his back. Bad. He died on a cross and they put him in a cave. Some ladies tried to find him, but he was gone. Angels came and told them that he wasn't there. He must have become a light, and flew to heaven, I don't know. Can I have some cheese?"

I think for a four year old, she's got it pretty well covered.

I just hope she remembers it on Easter morning, while she is hunting for eggs, and stuffing her face with chocolate.

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noble pig said...

I think that was pretty awesome! Love the cactus thing, yep, out of the mouth of babes!

BookMomma said...

That was a GREAT synopsis! You must read to the girl... a librarian can always tell a kid with good comprehension skillz. :)

Have a great Easter!

Rachel said...

That is adorable. What a brilliant summary. Love it.
I was impressed that Princess' teacher got eleven four year olds to listen to that story too, her recounting was oddly similar to Maddie's. Too cute.
Happy Easter sweetie.

Amy said...

WOW! I cannot for the life of me tell the easter story to my daughters in a coherent way. Maddie's version is PERFECT!

Karen said...

THAT is so precious! I love it. Even the cheese part. :)

Amy said...

What a cute story! I love how their little minds work!

Sarah O. said...

That's adorable! And I love the cheese punchline.

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