Saturday, August 25, 2012

In the Background

Image from Wikimedia Commons
Miniature by an unknown artist, about 1470.
This morning during breakfast, Lucy and her daddy were looking at and describing the pictures in No Roses for Harry.  There is a framed picture of a church on the wall in the background on one of the pages.  Daddy pointed to it and asked, "What's that?"

"Priest." (We respond to general topic areas, not specific questions)

"A priest is not a building.  What do we call the building?"

"Host!  Priest hold up a host!"  Lucy pantomimed the elevation.  (What ... you expected a two-year-old to directly answer the question?  Maybe yours does that.  Not mine.)

After a few more tries to elicit the response, "Church," Daddy and I both got the giggles.  He looked at me and said, "At two years old, if her description of Mass is 'the priest holds up the Host,' I'd say we're off to a pretty good start."

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