My little Caleb is such a quiet little person (unless he is sick and then the ENTIRE world will know it). He just works calmly most of the day and when he does speak it is pretty profound. Sometimes it is goofy or terrifying (his imagination is a little violent), but he always makes us laugh. And he is so thoughtful.
The other day he was washing his hands and he looks at me and says "Mom, was today hard for you? Josh was home from school and you watched two other kids besides me and Josh and Andrew and Matthew. Are you tired?"
It was just so sweet because yes it is hard for me, but I don't mind it. I really didn't think any of the kids notice since they are usually in their own worlds. So I picked him up and hugged him tight for caring about me.
Today while I was reading Elder Scott's talk from this past General Conference found here, Caleb came up and snuggled right next to me and asked me to read it out loud. So I did and every few sentences he would make his own comments, most of the time it had nothing to do with what I was reading. Then I read "Satan would attempt to exploit" and Caleb says "SATAN! I know him. Well, I know about him. That is what I learned about on that Sunday that you asked me and I couldn't remember."
I am thinking "oh, wow, please, keep going. And please tell me you didn't learn something that will make your imagination even more terrifying."
He continued, "I learned that Jesus's plan is better than Satan's. And the people that weren't righteous didn't get bodies and they live with Satan. Right, Mom?"
"Wow, Caleb, good job. The people that chose to follow Jesus got to come to Earth and get bodies and we keep trying to be righteous here. So you learned that at church?"
Caleb: "Yup, my teachers taught me."
me: "Sister Epps?"
Caleb: "Yeah, and the other one."
(Sister Diaz, if you read this, we are trying to get him to actually say your name. But thank you both for teaching Caleb so well. It is so wonderful to know he is learning so many gospel truths)
So, don't be surprised if your kids know all kinds of things that you didn't think they would understand. They are smarter than you think.