I've mentioned before that Emily's current obsession is Curious George. We have two anthologies that we read from every afternoon and every night before bed. Her current favourite story is "Curious George Makes Pancakes." If you're wondering why you don't remember that story from our childhoods it's because it is one of the "new" George stories. I think Margaret Rey kept writing after H.A. died and some C.G. design company did the illustrations. The new stories are actually pretty good although the illustrations are too perfect. I miss the pencil marks of H.A.
On with the story.... this afternoon Emily asked me to sing some songs while she was doing who knows what on the kitchen floor and while I was feeding Hope her cereal. We did Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and then moved to Head and Shoulders. I decided to throw in Jesus Loves Me because at church she always gets so excited by any song that mentions Jesus. So, I did it once... she loved it and asked me to repeat it. I did it a couple of more times and then she asked: "Where's Jesus?" "In heaven," I said. She looked confused so I tried to very basically explain that heaven is where Jesus lives and he watches us all the time (it actually sounded kind of creepy when I said it out loud) and takes care of us. She said: "What?" (very loudly in her usual uncouth manner). I tried again, went through heaven is where Jesus lives, watches us, loves us, etc. She looked at me and said: "like Man with Yellow Hat!"
Yes, just like that. I think it talks about it in the book of George, Chapter 6, Verse 19.