I am nothing if not efficient. So, being a lapsed Protestant and regretting not putting Jesse into Sunday Bible School as I myself grew up attending, is it any wonder that I decided to catch him up completely by purchasing the 1970's musical GODSPELL? (Plus, isn't "Day By Day" a rocking tune on its own?) Much like the lazy mother who hands her pubescent daughter a pamphlet that explains all, I popped the DVD into the machine and hoped it would address, in 90 technicolor minutes, all the greater questions my 5 year old might have.
The movie is enjoyed, the popcorn is eaten, we ready for bed. I await big questions. And so he begins.
JESSE: Mom-why did Jesus have a Superman shirt on?
(For indeed, Jesus, played by Alias' Victor Garber, is clad in a superman shirt with Mork and Mindy suspenders and a white afro that is to die for.)
ME: Well, ummm, in real life, Jesus didn't really wear a Superman shirt...
JESSE: But you said the movie had real life people in it.
ME: Well, it did, but they were actors, honey.
JESSE: You mean they weren't real? Mom is Jesus real?
ME: Yes, well what I meant...
JESSE: Is Superman real?
ME: Well, ummm
JESSE: Why didn't Superman save Jesus when the bad men were killing him?
ME: Well, honey, Jesus lived BEFORE Superman
JESSE: Well then how come Jesus wore a Superman shirt?