After breakfast this morning, Elias crawled up into my lap to read a story from our favorite book, The Jesus Storybook Bible. We were reading the story of Jesus' birth and got to the part where the angel Gabriel appears to Mary.
The book reads...
The God who flung planets into space and kept them whirling around and around, the God who made the universe with just a word, the one who could do anything at all- was making himself small. And coming down... as a _______.
I was reading this with great gusto and at this point I paused so that Elias could participate and fill in the last word. He promptly said...
Oh I laughed so hard. "Baby" would have made a normal end to that sentence, but "chicken" sure did give us a good laugh.
(I figured out later that there was a rooster in the picture on that page so that's what Elias' mind was thinking about.)