A Lesson in Three-Year-Old Theology.

Chris and I try to be strategic and consistent with Ali when teaching her about God’s Word. Wherever we can add it to her life, we try to do so. As a part of these efforts, I have several Classic-Kid Bible Song CDs in the car that she listens to and sings along with.

I THOUGHT this would help reinforce the stories that she was already learning, especially after reading this rousing review of my latest CD purchase…

“Bible stories will soon be hidden in your child’s heart and bursting out in song. Bible truths and Life Action Applications will help your child take these Biblical teachings to heart.

Perfect!!!

Usually when in the car, she quietly listens, or if she’s in a really happy mood, sings along to her music.

But yesterday, she decided that I needed a deeper understanding as to the meaning behind the music.

And so, in her serious and utterly knowledgeable tone of voice, she took the time to inform me of the meaning of each song…

….When the song Climb, Climb Up Sunshine Mountain came on (which, admittedly, is a bit analogically heavy for a three-year-old), she began her education.

“This song is about going to Yogurt Mountain!”


…And then a song about encouraging and building others up came on…

“This song is about playing and building with blocks ALL DAY LONG!!!”


….Next was the classic, Ask, Seek, and Knock…

“This song is about Goldilocks. She didn’t knock OR ask first.”


…When the Saints Go Marching In must have been a bit more puzzling to her…

“This is a Pee song!!!”

“A Pee song?? What in the world is a Pee Song??”

“A Pee Song is…I really don’t know what a Pee song is.”


…And finally, a song about Thanking Jesus came on.

“This song is all about Baking Jesus!!!”

“Um, no baby, it’s actually about THANKING Jesus.”

Oh…so it’s not about Baking Jesus??”

“No, it’s definitely not about Baking Jesus.”

At least she’s a deeply thoughtful child.

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…But I think I get a C- on my theology teaching skills.

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Comments

  1. Oh this is my favorite Ali post in a while. How funny!!!

  2. Still giggling :)

  3. This is just too precious! Does she at least think she will Bake Jesus in a pie? HAHA!

  4. My three-year-old was singing in the backseat the other day, "God is always near me in my socks." Come to learn that it's supposed to say, "thoughts." Oh, well.

  5. (singing)

    "Oh Lord, I want to pee in that number…. when the Saints go marching in!"

  6. Brandon and April says:

    ha! she cracks me up!
    Try "Seeds Family Worship." It's actually pretty great songs that you'll like too and they are literally singing scripture. can't go wrong. :)

  7. Kid mix-ups are the best. At least she is getting mixed up with good stuff.

  8. That is too funny! I feel much better knowing mine weren't the only ones not fully grasping the theology of their CD's painstakingly picked out by me. ;)

  9. Hilarious! Out of the mouths of babes…

  10. This Is The Day says:

    Wow, I just literally laughed out loud. Those are awesome. Love it. We are struggling with theology stuff right now too. I think it's because of all the "why?" questions. It's incredibly hard to try to explain the trinity and all that good stuff to a three year old in a way they will understand. Yikes.

  11. LOL!!!! I so needed a laugh! Thank you and what an adorable picture!

  12. man, ali's got some serious scriptural insights! =) (I think I must own some of the same CD's as you, because my kids rattle off the same songs!)

    funny stuff, rachel!

  13. oh, ps…
    after having our fill of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", we upgraded to a more parent-friendly kids worship cd and have LOVED this one:

    http://www.sovereigngracemusic.org/albums/category/sovereign_grace_music/awesome_god

    (my girls especially love #8 – it keeps them upbeat while they clean their room! haha!)

  14. hahaha…too funny!!

  15. Wild Woman says:

    This is great! My cousin has a 5yr. old daughter & I think it's a Casting Crowns song & the lyrics are "All the world proclaim…" but LB says "Every child complain…"

    Kids are hysterical!

  16. Realist says:

    Really? Stop the madness!
    It’s not like we’re saying sit like a red faced drunk American Indian. But rather we’re recognizing the American Indian for showing how to sit this way. It’s sitting Indian style and that’s all there is to it!

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