Chris is known for his deep and sometimes murky analogies. They’re easy to get lost in, but if you find your way through their maze, you will find yourself stunned at their depth, and at how all of a sudden, they can actually make sense.
I like watching faces when he periodically teaches our Sunday School class – counting how many what-in-the-world-is-he-talking-about looks versus the wow-he-is-soo-deep-and-right faces, and watching them change back and forth…repeatedly.
His most famous (and made fun of) analogy is most definitely The Onion of Purity.
Although it made perfect sense to me (maybe that’s why he married me), our entire small group was completely and utterly befuddled by it, and never cease to tease him about his complex onion.
(Although some of them DID say that it made more sense after I translated it for them.)
(Maybe THAT’S why he married me.)
Anyway, it appears that Ali has inherited her Father’s gene for deep analogies, but her ability to explain them has not, however, grown in yet.
(Nor has my ability to interpret them.)
Ali walked up to Chris and, in the most I’m-telling-you-something-so-loving-and-genuine-that-it-will-change-your-life voice, said,
“Daddy, You’re the Lion of my Skirt.”
Chris thought he misinterpreted her three year old enunciation.
With loving and adoring eyes, she repeated, “You’re the LION of my Skirt!”
“I’m the Lion of your skirt?”
“Yes, that’s right. You ARE!!”
He looked down at the shorts she was wearing…. “Huh?”
“You know…you’re the lion of my skirt.”
Later, we asked her to elaborate…
“What does it mean that Daddy is the Lion of your Skirt?”
“It means that he just IS the Lion of my Skirt.”
“Right. What does that mean?”
“It means he’s the Lion. Of my Skirt.”
“That’s…so sweet, honey.”
I think they need to go ahead and let her start teaching Sunday School right away.
This Mystery was solved and written about in this follow-up post.