Do you think that maybe some of the Bible stories we share with younguns should be saved until they're older? Here's an actual conversation between myself and my granddaughters, Audrey and Hazel.
Hazel (age 3): "Grandma, if you eat purple fruit you DIE!"
Me (age 59): "Who told you that?!?"
Audrey (age 4): "Grandma, it's the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil!" (Oh yes she did say all of that.)
Hazel also announced that God is naughty for killing the Egyptians with plagues. AND she chases her sister around saying she's going to kill her because she just learned about Cain killing Abel. And try explaining this...
Don't get me wrong. I want my grandchildren to learn about God and the Bible, but I think some of these stories need to wait until they're able to understand some of our explanations. I was frankly at a loss as to how to clarify things to their little minds. They catch the DIE part and the KILLING parts, but don't understand the WHY parts. Sheesh. We, as adults, haven't got it all figured out and maybe won't until we ask God face-to-face in heaven. So, just wondering what sort of resources you all use for your littles.
Any thoughts? (I never should have let them watch The Prince of Egypt!)