This was Brayden & I’s actual conversation in the car this afternoon. Enjoy!!!
Brayden: Mommy, are the clouds on Earth or in space?
Mommy: Well, the clouds are in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Brayden: Ok. Well how come we don’t need to wear special suits here on Earth like astronauts have to wear in space.
Mommy: Because God made Earth special so there could be life on it. It is made just perfect for us that we can breath its air.
Brayden: What about aliens?
Mommy: Well, we aren’t really sure if aliens exist.
Brayden: Mommy, you know what I was thinking? We should send robots that can talk up into space to other planets because they don’t need to breath air and they can tell us if there are aliens up there.
Mommy: Brayden, that’s a great idea. That’s very creative.
Brayden: I should blog about that.
Mommy: (Holding back a laugh) I think you should.
Brayden: Mommy, I have another question. And this one should be with an exclamation point because I am very curious about it.
Mommy: Okay, go ahead with it.
Brayden: Why do people think that Santa is one of the most special people on Earth.
Mommy: Well Brayden, why do you think?
Brayden: Because he is magical and brings presents to everyone!
Mommy: Yeah, that is quite a nice thing to do isn’t it? Don’t you think that is special?
Brayden: Yeah, you’re right! Okay and I am also really curious about another thing then.
Mommy: What is it?
Brayden: Why did God make only one person magical?
Mommy: I don’t know, Brayden. That’s a good question.
Brayden: And why do we call God God?
Mommy: Because he is the most powerful being. And he has everything in his control.
Brayden: Mommy, this is funny. I am imagining God with lots of hands and he is using a bunch of remote controls to move us around and do things.
Mommy: (Laughing) Even though God is in control, we still get to make our own decisions. That’s called free will. We just need to think before we make decisions and try to make the best one. We need to try to do what God would want us to do.
Brayden: Yeah, I know. I just thought that God with lots of hands and remote controls was funny!
Stay tuned for Brayden’s blog post about robots that talk that go to space because they don’t have to breath air that report on extraterrestrial sightings! I’m looking forward to this one too!