I feel I could start a column called "overheard in the back seat". It would feature those odd conversations you overhear your kids having while you are driving them places. Family dinner eat-your-heart-out! Lets face it, with all the connected devices at home, the real quality time for a pre-texting family is when you have them strapped in the car.
This afternoon Wren asked Frost "what is Christmas?"
Then I asked him too.
Frost said "Its either a celebration of Jesus's birthday, the day he was born or the day he died. Wait, the day he was born is his birthday. So, its either a celebration of Jesus's birthday or the day he died."
Me: Which one do you think?
Frost: I don't know. I can't remember.
Me [hinting heavily]: Which do you think is more likely with the gifts we give each other?
Frost: Oh, I don't know.
Frost: Well, I guess a birthday?
Me: Why would we celebrate Jesus being killed?
Frost: I don't know.
Sometimes I wonder what those advanced placement tests measure. It is surely not religious intelligence or common sense.