This afternoon I was sitting at my craft table cutting quilt pieces. Snapper was reading in her room, and Pepper had been playing out in the patio. All of a sudden, I heard his sweet little voice speaking from behind the couch. I turned to look, and saw that he had on his puppet, Partner, and was using the couch as a puppet stage. After about 10 seconds of listening, I jumped up and tiptoed over to the computer to transcribe his monologue. This was one of those rare opportunities I have to capture brilliant pieces of life, and I am so glad I didn't miss it. Matt has the video camera at the office, or I would have recorded the puppet show that way.
"Hi there, boys and girls. Welcome to the Bible Show with Partner. I'm Partner and it is time for you to learn about the Bible. So listen up, boys and girls, because there's going to be a test. God makeded Adam and Eve and they lived in a perfect garden. They didn't have some clothes back then, so Adam and Eve had to hide in the bushes all the time so nobody could see their you-know-what. And a snake came that was really Satan and makeded them eat an apple. But God told them not to eat it or they will die, so they were disobeying God. He was really mad and makeded them go out into the dirty, mean world. And Noah builded an ark because God telled him to, and he took lots of animals on the ark, even dinosaurs, and God flooded the world. After the flood, He sent a dove and a rainbow. And Ruth's husband died. Her and Naomi went on a trip, and Ruth went and gotted to take food from Boaz's field. Ruth was Jesus's great-great-great-great-great-infinity grandma. Jonah was on a pirate ship trying to be a pirate and run away from God. It got real stormy. and God wouldn't stop the storm. So the pirates throwed Jonah into the ocean and a whale came and ate him. He was in the whale's tummy for 3 hours...no, 3 days. He prayed and God is everywhere so God heard Jonah praying.Then the whale barfeded Jonah up, and Jonah never disobeyed God again. And Mary had a baby in her tummy that God put there. And Joseph married her. And their baby was born in a stable in Bethlehem. His name was Jesus. And Jesus is God and Jesus is God's Son. And shepherds came. And a big star. And angels. And wiseguys. It was the coolest night ever! Zaccheus stole all the money. He was little and he climbed a tree to see Jesus. Jesus grew up and did no sins, so He died on the cross. He died on the cross for all our sins because everybody sins. And Jesus was dead. And then 3 days later, He roseded from the dead. Someday I'll see Him in Heaven because He is my Savior. He can be your Savior too if you ask Him to save you. He saveded my life when I was dying in the pond so I know He is real. Jesus forgaveded my sins and saveded me forever. I hope you were listening, boys and girls. Now you have to take a test. That's all for Partner. Bye!"