Last night, in an attempt at sticking to one of my New Year’s resolutions of bringing more religious education into our home, I read Little Miss the story of creation from a children’s Bible. There were a lot of words and no pictures on the first page, so her interest waned pretty early. (Like, about “and on the first day, God said, ‘Let there be light’ ” early.) Even though she was styling her Ariel doll’s hair and bouncing all over the bed as I read, I thought maybe she was absorbing something and kept reading.
I’m not sure what it was she was absorbing, because when I got to the end, after God had created Adam, and later Eve from one of Adam’s ribs, I thought for sure I’d get some questions about how a woman can be made out of a man’s ribs.
Instead, I got: “Is Adam the guy with the black nail polish and the black lines all over his eyes?”
I knew exactly who she was talking about.
Yep, she thought the Adam was American Idol‘s Adam Lambert, most recently infamous for his less-than-family-friendly antics on the American Music Awards show.
Her question only cemented that New Year’s resolution of mine. And boy, do I have a looonnggg way to go. When we get to the story of Jonah, I’ll have to remember to clarify ahead of time that we’re not talking about the Jonas Brothers.