Monday, August 04, 2008

Dear G-d, please make me into a boy

"Mommy, I want G-d to change me into a boy."
"Because... I just want to...I talked to G-d about it, but he didn't answer back. Mommy, how do hear G-d?""
", uh, listen inside your head...But, I don't think G-d is going to change you into a boy. G-d made your body and it's perfect just the way it is."
"No it's not!"
"Honey, why do you think you want to be a boy?"
Embarrassed silence. She glances toward the bathroom.
"Z, is it because you want to pee standing up?"

Since I feel poorly qualified to answer Z's questions about G-d and Josh is a Jewish atheist who has no patience for discussions of this nature, I am ordering up some propaganda.