This post is brought to you by an unexpected moment of consciousness during lunch with my 4-year-old. I was just sitting down having sandwiches with him — just the two of us — and out of the blue, he started in with this awesomely funny story. I paid close attention because I knew I wouldn’t have time to grab a camera or anything. I just had to listen and be present.
Here it is, in his own words:
“What if you didn’t believe in God and you went up into space, and you went to his house, and saw him, and you said, ‘Who are YOU? Is your name… Jenn?’
(In a deep low voice) “No, that’s a girl’s name.”
“Is it… Kevin?”
“Then who are you?”
(Continuing in a slow, deep voice) “My name is God.”
“What? You aren’t even alive!”
“Well, I believe in you, and I watch over you all the time. … Even when you are fighting.”
“How do you know that word?”
“Well…,” (a little sheepishly), “sometimes I fight with the Holy Ghost when he won’t let me into his room.”
I love that I got to share this moment with him. And I love that it shows so much of his personality (he hates it when he gets shut out of any room by his siblings).
I hope you enjoyed the story as much as I did. But more importantly, I hope you enjoy those unexpected moments of consciousness with your own kids. Next time you realize one of those moments is happening, resist the urge to run away from it while you find your camera phone, and just pay attention and enjoy it.
— The Conscious Mom