My smugness about Eli's understanding of the Christmas story may be somewhat misplaced, it turns out.
Mommy: I'm thinking of going to Ikea today. Would you like to go to Ikea with me?
Son: (in an explanatory mode): IKEA was the first man into Bethlehem.
Mommy: (desparately grasping at straws) Umm, are you thinking of ZACCHEUS?
Son: Nooooo. ZACCHEUS was in go tell it on the mountain.
Well, there's always next year to iron out the details.