I'd just like to take a moment to wish everyone a happy Easter. For the Christian moms (and dads? Do I have any dad readers?) you of course know that Easter is the day we celebrate God raising Christ from the dead.
Now, here's the fun: explaining really complicated ideas of Christianity to a 4-year-old (that would be Monkey Son #1). He gets that Christmas is when we celebrate Jesus's* birthday. On Good Friday I explained to him that it is the day when we celebrate Jesus's death, and how later God made Jesus alive again. The why, though, I think still escapes him.
Today I told him that it is Easter.
"And what's Easter?" I asked.
"It's when Jesus died," he told me. OK, close. Let's see if we can follow that up.
"And?" I asked.
"And God made him alive again!"
That's my boy. Mommy's so proud of you.
Happy Easter, everyone!
*Yes, it is 's, not s'. It is always 's if the noun is singular, even if it ends with s. Just in case you were wondering. Spell check was arguing with me.