Monday, September 24, 2018

Tuck In

Xander (7) reaches up from his bed with a big smile to hug and kiss me goodnight: “You kiss me on the chin and I kiss you on the nose. It’s calculated.”

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Conversations with Max

Max (12), bemoaning the introduction of yoga to his PE class: “You’re supposed to empty your mind and focus on the movements. But I’ve always been a person of the brain, not the body.”

Xander, Xander Space Commander

Mom: Xander, you really love thinking about science, don’t you?
Xander (7): Yes. Hey, Mom: Why do you think God made the universe to be always expanding? I think maybe it was to show us that we can’t get to heaven on our own.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Conversations with Maggie (10):

Me: Maggie, I’m considering letting you take an acting class this semester. Is that something you think you would enjoy?

Maggie: Yes, but what I really need is an agent. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Gender stereotypes with Xander and Millie

Millie (5): Most times, boys are tougher than girls.
Mom: Well, sometimes girls are really tough.
Xander(7): Yeah, but most times ladies are more upset than men. 

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Get the Word Out

July 3,  2012

Tonight Max (6) asked me if we could send Obama some cash in the mail as a birthday present to America "to help make America an even better place." Yesterday he asked if we could call Uncle Russell and see if he could help us put this message in the newspaper for everyone in Siloam Springs to see: "God created the whole world! You must believe in Him!" When I asked him what made him think about that idea, he said: "I heard the words "the whole truth must be heard" in a song, and I thought, 'YES! Jesus must be heard!'" He thought the newspaper was the best way to get the word out. Wonder what this little guy will be thinking about tomorrow?!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Work it out

Overheard in my backyard this morning:
Xander: Millie, Can Ladd PLEASE be an adopted alien?!?
Millie: No, Xander. “Ladd” means “A small man.” He can’t be an alien.
Xander: Ok, we will have to do rock, paper, scissors to decide.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Free Wheelin’

At our breakfast table this morning, Millie (4) suddenly announced: “You know the problem with sin? God gave people free wheels. I don’t understand that.”