*Preface for background: Our 10-year-old son with Asperger’s attends Catholic school; we are not Catholic.
Homework today included the mysteries of the Rosary. Which meant Bible reading and interpretation for The Boy and me – a never-boring task, and this time, since the Bible is written in a language that makes about -50% sense to a 10-year-old, let alone an Aspie 10-year-old, it led to conversation on the following topics:
- Yes, I know the the Bible is hard to read.
- Yes, you’re welcome to write your own book and to type it.
- Probably shouldn’t call it a Bible.
- Probably shouldn’t say it’s about worshipping something besides God, especially not at school.
- Minor tangent as we cover a couple of commandments,
- Yes, you’re welcome to call it “The Book of My Opinions,”
- What do you mean you don’t want to write a whole book? You said you wanted to write a Bible, and the Bible is a book. … Is too! Looks like a book, smells like a book, feels like a book – it’s a book! (after which I quacked and was given the evil eye…)
- Explanation of the words “betrothed” and “virgin,”
- Explanation of the words “immaculate” and “conception” and that babies otherwise are not created without sex,
- (you’d think that “what is sex” would be the next question here, but some fate of the world spared me – thank you whatever fate of the world you were; that was going to be a bit more than I could handle today)
- Yes, all babies; yes, everyone who has ever had a baby has had sex; yes, that means me and your dad
- Much discourse from The Boy on not having children himself (not a new stance), then on not getting married, then on never having a relationship (all as relating to “o.m.g. I don’t want kids”); followed by reassuring statements from me that he is not required to have children, get married, have a relationship, get married if he does have a relationship, etc.
- Me mentally thanking whatever that fate was again that we didn’t have to cover the passage that used the word “circumcision” in it.
How was your Tuesday?