The other day, my two sons and I were putzing along running errands, when my youngest pipes up with,
"Hey mom, I can make a sentence out of any word you can give me. Will you give me words?"
"Sure", I say.
So, my oldest son and I start throwing words out and my youngest starts making sentences with the words (correctly and in the proper context, I might add!! <proud mama>)!!
Well, we have been doing this for some time when I say,
"I have a word, are you ready?"
"I'm ready", he says.
So I say, "Confession"
...and without missing a beat, my little sentence making king says,
"I go to the confession stand!!"
I have to tell you, the laughter was instantaneous!! His sentence caught me so off guard, I almost wrecked the car. I had tears rolling down my face!! My sides and cheeks hurt! Although he had no idea why he was laughing, my son laughed right along with us (too cute)!!
I tell him (after I can actually talk again),
"I think you meant concession, not confession. Confession is what you do when you have done something wrong. You confess or tell someone you did it. It's like when we tell God our sins...that is confession, we tell God what we did wrong or the mistake we made. A concession stand is where you get food. Remember the funnel cakes at the fair? That was a concession stand."
To which he replies,
"Oh! Well, I think we need confession stands!"
Out of the mouths of babes, right?