Here is an excerpt from a conversation I had with my eight-year old this morning:
EE: Mom, I have a Bible question for you.
Me: OK. What is it?
EE: What's the deal with the flood?
Me: What do you mean?
EE: What do young-earth creationists say about the flood?
Me: Why do you ask?
EE: My friend, L told our paleontology teacher that dinosaurs shrunk on the ark.
I resisted making a joke about God putting the dinosaurs in the dryer. And I'm sure the paleontology teacher was thinking, "What the heck!?"
Me: What did you say?
EE: I didn't say anything. I just thought that was a subject I better not get into with her.
Me: [Laughing] That was probably a wise choice. Sometimes it's just best to nod your head and change the subject.
EE: That's what I did. I asked her what baseball team she roots for.