Poke. Poke.

“Acorn, quit poking the cat with your baton.”

“I not poking her. I teaching her. I helping her learn.”

“Oh, really? What are you teaching the cat?”

There passes a long moment filled with frantically rolled eyes, a twisted mouth, and several “um”s. At last, he comes up with an answer he thinks will be acceptable.

“I’m teaching her about Jesus!”

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