Time is a tricky thing.
I only say this because I spent the drive home from the pool with my kids today discussing ‘time’.
Josie: Mommy, what was there before the 1900’s?
Me: The 1800’s.
Josie: No, I mean… before the teen numbers? What were the years called?
Me (completely confused and little woozy from the sun): Huh?
Josie: What was there before the 1100’s? Would people say, like, 896?
Me (finally understanding): Yes, it would be the year 896 A.D.
Which, of course, led into the discussion of ‘A.D.’ and subsequently ‘B.C.’ (fortunately it was a pretty lengthy drive home from our friend’s pool ;)
And this conversation led in a most roundabout way to celebrating Christmas.
Josie: Mom, did you know that no one really knows when Jesus was born, and we just happen to celebrate his birthday in December?
Davis: Um, yeah we do! He was born on Christmas!
Josie: No, He’s just WHY we celebrate Christmas. No one really knows the exact date Jesus was born.
Me: That’s true. Nobody knows the exact day he was born.
Davis (shrugging): Why don’t they just Google it?
Wow… if all of life’s questions could be solved so simply. ;)
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