Small Boy: Why is there a cross on the lightshade?
Me: Well, that's kind of why we're here today. Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross at Easter, so it's a special sign to remember Jesus.
SB: Why did Jesus die on the cross?
Me: [starting to wonder where this is going and whether my theology is up to it] The rulers of the land where Jesus lived were worried that he was getting more powerful than them and they were jealous, so they put him on the cross to die.
SB: [thoughtfully] Hmmm. I suppose they didn't know about the other Jesus then.
Me: [silence and frantic thought, followed by] Um . . . the other Jesus?
SB: [in slightly exasperated tones] Yes - you know! The baby Jesus that came at Christmas.
Think we need a timeline lesson. And I'm getting worried about the upcoming stuff on birth ceremonies - we'll maybe stick to the girls' naming ceremony for Judaism.
Oh - and a good one today -
Another small boy: [on spotting me as he comes out of after-school art club] Hi Mrs S.
Me: Hi there. What are you doing in art club today?
I had to ask!