Monday evening when we arrived home from work and daycare my daughter starts flipping through the pages of one of my Bibles. To her surprise, she found something unusual on the pages. There they were... bright...yellow...highlights!!!! In usual fashion and tone she inquired, "Mommy, youuuu did this?!" I couldn't help but laugh, which didn't help the situation. "Ooh, you're in trouble! No writing in the Bible!!"
It's hard to explain to a 3 year old that yes the Bible is sacred but it's okay to take notes in the margin and highlight verses that you like. I must've told her one too many times when she first started scribbling that Mommy's Bible pages was off limits, as well as using the cover to sturdy her paper as she drew.
And here we are! Every time she'd flip another page or two, there was another gasp at the highlights. This went on for a few minutes until she heard Daddy's key in the door to which she quickly said "I gotta hide this" and sat awkwardly as he came in. I'm just hysterically laughing at this point and he's bewildered. We tell Daddy that Mommy wrote in her Bible and he starts laughing himself.
One day, she'll get it.