This is a little tongue in cheek but also serious! So my daughter is seven months old and we've recognized the importance of catechizing her immediately as soon as we were able to. Psalm 8:2 and all that, you know! We believe that we have effectively utilized her grunts, silence and hand flapping as appropriate responses to a family catechism that we've made up, called the "Kong Catechism." We recite it when she change her diaper, as at that point she feels the greatest effect of sin (putting a diaper on her to cover her is truly tear inducing). It's a silly catechism we'll use for a bit before we switch to the WSC when she's older (nine months? ) However, I'm having trouble coming up with a concise answer for one of the questions we've been formulating and it's been bugging me. Here's what we have so far and the question we're trying to word is at the end. Writing catechisms are fun, especially when you can put the words right in your child's mouth! Q1: You are a covenant Kong. What are covenant Kongs? A1: Covenant Kongs are Christian! Q2: Who loves you the most? A2: God does! Q3: Who loves you second most? A3: Baba and Mama! (Poke our noses) Q4: Who is with us when times are good? A4: God is with us! (Lift up her arms) Q5: Who is with us when times are bad? A5: God is with us! (Lift up her arms) Q6: What is the duty of every baby? A6: Make a joyful noise to the Lord! (Wait and see if she makes any noise) Q7: What can separate us from the love of God? A7: [silent, blank stare] (or "Nothing!") Q8: Why can nothing separate us from the love of God? A8: Because of Jesus Christ and His perfect work! Q9: Who is Jesus Christ? A9: Our Lord, our God and our Savior! Q10: What is His perfect work? A10: His sinless life, death and resurrection! Q11: What is sin? A11: Not believing God. Q12: What is death? A12: ????????????? Q13: What is resurrection? A13: Eternal life with God! As you can see, Q12 is where I'm stuck. Wages of sin, ending of life, returning to dust, still not sure how I would want to word it in a simplified and short manner. I'm hoping to solve that one and then move on to thinking about the next set of questions about why Jesus died, why we sin, and eventually moving on to other promises and a little bit on the Holy Spirit... so any advice would be appreciated! I think I can do a question on repentance and make her flip over eventually?