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What’s Your Child’s Spiritual Age?

toby jeremy goddard

They say that everybody has two ages: your precise age and your religious age. For our household…

At seven years previous, Anton is secretly a goofy 16-year-old, who loves making TikTok movies and carrying ramen noodle sweatshirts. At bedtime, he’ll catch me up on faculty gossip — who has crushes, who’s a quick runner, who wore a slap bracelet — and ask me how previous it’s important to be to go to promenade.

Eleven-year-old Toby’s internal self is a brilliant candy middle-aged dad. He enjoys reserving rental automobiles, discovering good Airbnbs, and organizing our journey logistics. He loves nothing greater than making a stable plan for the day, and he is aware of all our neighbors’ names — much more that I do! (I’ll be like, ‘Shoot, what’s Tallulah’s mother’s identify?’ And he’ll lean over and whisper, ‘Jennifer.’)

What’s your baby’s religious age? And what’s yours?

P.S. Toby and Anton in dialog, and the little issues that enchant kids.

(Top photograph of Toby and my dad.)