A couple of conversations with Michaela...
I went to pick up a prescription from Walgreens from the drive-thru, which I have never done before (I know, right? Do I live in America?) and I used cash to pay. The guy pushed the drawer out towards my car window and I held the bill out and it flapped in the wind. I said,"Is this going to blow away?!" He said,"You could slip it under the bar."
Ah, yes, the silver bar across the end of the drawer closest to me, that is MADE FOR HOLDING YOUR MONEY DOWN. I'm brilliant.
I said,"Oh! I didn't notice that." I laughed nervously, and idiotically. When he sent my change out I laughed again and said,"My aunt calls us 'chocolate covered blondes.'" He smiled at that and I drove on my silly, merry way.
Then I realized my intelligent, blonde daughter was sitting in the back seat watching the whole scene. I then tried to explain to her about dumb blonde jokes without using the word "dumb". I said "ditzy", I believe. She understood what I was talking about and I went on to say that she certainly didn't fit into that stereotype of being a ditzy blonde. She smiled and said,"I know. It's because I have a theologian dad."
(What am I?! Chopped liver?)
The other night we were doing her devotional which was about how we need to wear the armor that God provides for us in order to fight the principalities and forces of this world. The first piece we read about was the belt of truth, which is, of course, the truth that we can find in God's word. We must know the truth in order to be equipped for the battle. We talked a little about how there are many things that the world will try to convince us are okay, but that the Bible teaches us aren't okay. She asked,"Like what?"
I told her that one example was that the world says it's okay to live together before you're married, but that that's not God's design for men and women, to act like they are husband and wife before they are actually husband and wife. She understood that, and then offered up another example.
I looked at her for a minute and then realized she meant "incest". I said,"How do you know about that?" with a little bit of a chuckle. Imagine my surprise at her response.
There is a scene in the movie where there is a case of a mistaken identity, and an old aunt or something believes that the scullery maid is a daughter of the main character when she is not; they have actually fallen in love (the main character and the scullery maid). So, that explained the knowledge of incest (although it could have come up several times when reading Bible stories...people have been messed up for a long time, eh?).
And of course I went on to explain that is something that most people in the world would not try to argue is okay when the Bible says it isn't. Goodness...this is only going to get hairier, isn't it?
Thanks to the testosterone she's getting from both her dad and from me...yes, yes it is.