R.E. with Sweetie JuniorMay 3, 2010 at 11:51 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
It’s time for Religious Education! The following conversation resulted during a paused moment in The Big Bang Theory (season 1), because Sweetie Junior often doesn’t catch references. I swear I am not making this up.
SJ: Who’s Jacques Cousteau?
Me: He was a French marine biologist who had a really famous TV show.
RS: I think that show was what got me interested in science.
Me: Now, do you know who Noah Webster was?
Me: [sobbing into pillow]
RS: He invented the…. There should be one in your classroom…
Me: Samuel Johnson invented the dictionary. Noah Webster just wrote one. Okay, from the top. Who was Jacques Cousteau?
SJ: A marine biologist?
Me: Good. Who was Noah Webster?
SJ: She wrote a dictionary.
RS: Noah is a boy’s name.
SJ: It sounds like a girl’s name to me.
Me: Don’t you know who Noah was?
SJ: Um, he parted the sea?
RS: [slaps forehead]
Me: No, that was Moses.
SJ: Oh, I was confusing him with Jesus. Okay, Noah was the one who saved all the animals.
Me: Why would you confuse Moses with Jesus?
And thus we find that television can provide an educational opportunity after all. At least now and then.