My children were busily writing letters for Language Arts assignment today. We have several people we needed to encourage (namely a nephew in the Army, currently serving in Iraq!). As they wrote, they frequently asked questions about spelling and grammar.
Patrick asked, "Mom, do we always capitalize the word 'Christmas'?"
"Yes, always!" I answered. "Can you guess why?"
The twins both answered in unison, "Because of His name, 'Christ'!!".
Always curious, Patrick had a new question: "Do we capitalize 'merry'?"
Again I said, "Yes, usually we do."
"OH!" he said, nodding in understanding "because it's his MOM's name, right?"
I couldn't help it. I cracked up! heehee