L (8): "If you're going to do it, just do it or move on."
M (5): "I'm looking for a pencil!"
L: "You have not been looking for a pencil for the last hour!"
M: "Don't make me mad!"
Me (Hoping she'd say, "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."): "Why?"
M: "Because I don't like being mad!"
Me: "Then don't get mad. You choose how you respond to someone else."
M: "Nuh-uh. Because Jesus."
Me: "Jesus does NOT make you be angry."
M: "Yes He does, because He made me and my mad."
L: "Actually that was God."
M: Well, God made Jesus so I'm still right."
Me: "No, because you still have free will and thus are still responsible for how you choose to respond to things."
M: *hand up in the classic "talk to the hand" pose*: "Because Jesus."
I'm honestly not sure who won that discussion, but I'm cracking up. "Because Jesus" is her rationality for everything. She told me at Halloween that grown ups can't trick or treat. When I play argued with her that that wasn't fair, she informed me that I shouldn't shoot the messenger, she doesn't make the trick or treat rules, Jesus does. I was laughing too hard to correct her. LOL