My mom, Helen, is going to have a birthday this month! She will be 92!
Although her birthday is Christmas day, I thought it would be fun to start getting her excited about it now.
The following conversation occurred this morning in the car on the way to Circle Center, mom’s adult daycare provider.
Tom: Mom, there are two people who were born on Christmas Day that you have known your whole life. Who are they?
Mom: I don’t know. Who are they?
Tom: Mom, one of them was born in a manger and has a first name that starts with a J.
Tom: Nope. It was Jesus, mom. Jesus was born on Christmas day!
Mom: Oh. I was going to guess Jane.
Tom: And, who was the other person who was born on Christmas Day that you have known your whole life?
Mom: I don’t know. Does it start with a J?
Tom: It starts with an H.
Mom: Well, I don’t know anybody who has a birthday on Christmas with a name that starts with H, but I know plenty who have one that begin with J.
Tom: Who, mom?
Mom: Jim, Joe, Jane and what’s-his-name.
Tom: No, mom. It’s you.
Mom: Nope. It’s Jesus! My name starts with an H.
Tom: Mom, you and Jesus have a birthday on the very same day … Christmas Day!
Mom: I don’t know about that, but I sure do know who Jesus is.
(Mom starts singing and clapping her hands)
Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world,
Red and yellow, black and white,
They are precious in his sight,
Jesus loves the little children of the world.