Emmy's preschool is run by a non-denominational church. They reviewed the story of Adam & his better half and I was curious as to what Emmy took away. So when I asked her to retell it, this is what I got.
Adam and Eve through the mouth of my little Emmy Maree:
"So, there was boy named Adam and he was God's helper and Adam named all the stuff and then he got lonely so Heavenly Father gave him a friend.
Then a snake came and the snake told Melinda (you know her as Eve-not sure why there's such a discrepancy in names) that she shouldn't listen to Jesus and she should have a family and then Melinda ate the apple and told Adam to have the apple then God wasn't happy with them (are any of you noticing the run-on sentence format children's tales usually take) and then He looked for them and they were hiding and God told them they had to leave the forest (Garden) and they had to crawl on their bellies the rest of their lives. [breath]
Then God (an angel) swooshed a big sword of fire around to protect anyone from coming into the forest (Garden)."
So I had a few key questions.
Me: Emmy, isn't her name Eve?
Emmy: Um, maybe, but I like Melinda.
Me: Hmmm. Did you know they were in a garden and not a forest.
Emmy: [sheepishly] Oh ya.
Me: I think it was the snake that was suppose to crawl on his belly the rest of his life, not Adam and Melinda, er, I mean Eve.
Emmy: No, it was Adam and Melinda who were supposed to crawl on their bellies.
Me: Okay, whatever (we're still arguing about this, she's pretty sure she's right). I think it's a special angel who guards the tree not God guarding the entrance to the forest.