(cross-posted on Our Kids Speak)
Scenario: dinner table.
Conversation: talk of Shabbos and shuls.
Specific conversation: 6 1/2 year old N. asks, "Abba [Dad], can we go to the BAYT (one of the two shuls we belong to; a 30 minute walk from our house; acronym stands for Beth Avraham Yoseph Congregation of Toronto) next Shabbos?"
Abba: "Im yirtzeh Hashem."
Abba repeats: "Im yirtzeh Hashem."
N.: "What does THAT mean?"
Abba: "If Hashem wants us to, [we'll go there]."
30 second pause...
N.: "He does."