I know that she has a great friend. My heart is heavy for the day they realize that their religious beliefs and backgrounds may have a severely profound effect on their friendship. I adore the beauty of their innocence and cringe at the thought of the world smacking them in the face one day.
T: Can you have a sleepover on Friday night?
E: No, we already have plans.
T: What plans?
E: I don’t know. How about Saturday?
T: I can’t. We have church right away in the morning.
E: So! You can go to second service.
E: Second service.
T: Sacrament service?
E: second service.
T: sacrament service??
E: SECOND SERVICE!!
Mom: Maybe they don’t have two services at their church.
E: Do you have two services at your church?
T: (to her mom) Mom, do we have services at our church?
T: yes, we have services at our church.
E: so you can go to second service.
T: sacrament service?
E: NO… SEC…OND…SER….VICE.
T: (to mom) Mom, what do we call service?
Mom: We call it sacrament service.
T: We have sacrament service.
E: My mom says we can’t play today because I have to clean my room, but you can come to church with me!
T: I already said I can’t.
E: No, not Sunday. TonighT!
T: What time?
E: We can pick you up.
T: (to Mom) Mom, can I go to church with her?
Mom: - parents like their kids to go to their own churches on Sundays
T: My mom said no.
E: NOT Sunday. Today! Tonight.
T: I have to clean my room too.
E: okay, you clean your room. You call me back when you’re finished and we can pick you up.
T: I’ll call you when I’m done.
E: No, wait. We’ll just pick you up. You don’t have to call.