After Christopher and I finished up our catechism lesson for the day, I joked around with him and said, "Homeschooling is ended. You may go in peace to love and serve the Lord." [for non-Catholics: this is how each Mass is ended] And then I added:
"Thanks be to God." [the standard response]
Christopher just looked at me and said, "what?"
"Thanks be to God."
With that, he smiled and said, "OH! Is THAT what it is? I was wondering why we were calling Him 'speedy'!"
[think about that one a moment, people...
Thanks BE to God, vs. Thanks, speedy God!]
My poor child has been thanking "speedy God" every Sunday for FIVE YEARS!
Oh my goodness, I was CRYING laughing. I couldn't help it. I told him I was sorry and that I wasn't making fun of him, but that was just too funny. He started laughing and said, "That's OK, Mommy. You can laugh. It IS pretty funny..."