God and avocados

On the drive home from daycare yesterday…

“Mom? Did you have a great day?”

“I sure did, Bud. Did you?”

“yeah I did.  me and Cha-ee had a great day!”

“Well great!”

“Mom? Who put dat twee dare?” (Who put that tree there?)

“Well I suppose maybe someone planted it there.  Or maybe God put it there.”

“God puts da twees pwaces?” (God puts the trees places?)

“He does.  And he made the grass and the flowers and the bugs and the animals…”

“And wood? God make wood?”


“And God made mailboxes?”

“Sure, bud.”

“Wow.  God is…a pweeeety busy guy, mom.” (a preeeeetty busy guy)

“He sure is Ed. He sure is.”


“yeah, bud?”

“Does God have a back pack for he lunch?”


And if that conversation wasn’t enough, less than an hour later I gave the baby avocado for the first time.

not my most shining solo-parenting decision.

Things are going well so far.

Extremely exhausting and different, but good.

Thank you for believing in me.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. I love it… Straight out of the mouth of babes (in both respects!). Thanks so much for putting a smile on my face this afternoon, much appreciated. x

  2. Eddie’s convos are priceless.
    As is Charlie’s expression there.
    Glad you’re doing good. xo

  3. Children are perfect with their questions! Love it!

  4. Love the way a toddler thinks! 🙂

  5. My 5 year old is always asking about what God makes. She asks a lot of those God questions that I can’t answer. I should probably just say yes to everything. We have made a distinction between what God makes and what people make…but God makes people.

  6. Just stumbled upon your blog and was excited to see you are from West Michigan, too! 🙂 So, I thought I’d leave a comment just to say hi and how much I am enjoying your blog. Your boys are adorable.

    My 6 year old LOVES to talk about God – how big God is, how God is everywhere (even on my head, Mama!) and she asks questions just like Eddie’s. I love their faith. Wish we were all like that. 🙂

  7. Imperfectmomma says

    Love this! So sweet

  8. Oh I love how kids see the God and the world.

    And I love that picture. It NEEDS a frame.

  9. So cute.

  10. God would totally have a Star Wars back pack, right?
    He’d appreciate the irony.

    Pretty sure.

  11. How could we not believe in you? I’m glad YOU believe in you. And babies with avocado. Nice. (Zaid loves it and at 3, it’s probably still his favorite snack (or side with dinner)). Although, I must admit, he refuses to call it avocado. It’s just green. “I have some green, please?” Huh. Interesting now that I think of it because all the other green stuff is called by its name. I wonder what kind of backpack God would carry.

  12. I didn’t know one could bathe in avocado…

  13. OH my, I’m laughing so hard I have tears! You had one of those afternoons that you’ll remember forever!

  14. I fed the baby some chicken and banana last night. Most of it went in her ears and nose. This baby is going places.

    I have not yet had the pleasure of feeding her avocados. Perhaps I’ll wait for that disaster to take place over the weekend.

  15. What an amazing picture. He looks as surprised at what he did as anyone!

    Picking up my son from day care is priceless. There’s nothing like that high.

  16. Cute–on so many levels! 🙂

  17. Brittany Hubbel says

    SOOOO cute! 🙂 can’t wait til my Addelyn starts talking!

  18. I just posted about Pea’s questions today. These kids never cease to amaze me with their big ideas/thoughts and questions.

    And Oh-Em-Gee the fact that you even caught that picture with Charlie with his hands on his face like that in a Home Alone moment is a-friggin-mazing.

  19. And God made the avocados too!!!

    As a rabbi, I really love this entire exchange. How you let your little guy imagine God and wonder all about Him.


  20. Awesome job Mama! Letting E explore his spirituality (and C explore the deliciousness of avocado) is a great day 🙂

  21. I love that you translate for us. 🙂

    Kid convos rock. And so do avocados.

  22. That picture is precious beyond words. Oh my goodness. The conversation is pretty darn cute too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.