Love AND The Ten Commandments
But I took the opportunity to make it a teaching moment. I said that she was right, lying is bad. “God even says so in the Bible. He wrote a whole list of things we shouldn’t do…it’s called the ten commandments.” I then proceeded to go down the list making the commandments a little more kid friendly since I didn’t really want to explain adultery quite yet.
However, once again I mistakenly assumed that my clever children just wouldn’t understand why there had to be the ten commandments as well as the later more concise commandment. In his sweet voice that rings of self assurance as well as a touch of “I told you so,” my son said, “Oh you mean they work together.” Why do I ramble on with my pseudo brilliant analyses when I could just as easily let me son summarize for me.