Monday, March 8, 2010


I know that kids say ridiculous things all the time.

Teenagers are just plain ridiculous, but I do love them. This past weekend we began a series walking through the book of Exodus with our 6th-12th graders. I taught on the first four chapters and in order to catch up on Israelite history I asked questions and they answered... or at least tried to.

Me: Can anyone tell me the name of the FATHER of the nation of Israel?
Student 1: Moses?
Me: Nope. He is part of the nation, but not the father.
Student 2: Reuben?
Me: Good memory, but he is actually one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
Student 3: Joseph?
Me: (starts singing) Father_____ had many sons, many sons had Father...
Me: Ok. Let's start at the beginning. There once was a man named Abram...

Me: ...So, Joseph is in Egypt and his father and brothers are back home. There is a famine throughout the entire world. Because of this famine... wait. Can anyone tell me what a famine is?
Student: A fish.
Me: Nope. I believe you're thinking of a marlin.

Me: Ok, so Pharaoh commands the midwives to actually kill the baby boys of the Israelites but to let the baby girls live. The midwives honor and love God, so they don't do it. Pharaoh speaks to the midwives again... wait... does anyone know what a midwife does?
Student: She's the second wife.
Me: Uh... nope... (*sigh*) a midwife...

Happy Monday and good luck getting "Father Abraham" out of your head.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think my 4-year-olds could out-shine your 6th-12th graders! -m