Sunday, January 24, 2010

not sure if i should laugh or cry over this one... LOL

so, bram and i are driving in the car this afternoon (to be clear, i was driving. he's too short for that). he started talking about Jesus.

"how did Jesus die on the cross?" so i filled him in on the age-appropriate details. he thought about that for a minute, and then said,

"when people die and then come back to life, they're zombies."

oh dear.

Friday, January 15, 2010

HIT IT!!!!

this afternoon, we went a-driving for a while. the kids wanted to drive over a steep hill outside of town, so i said, "sure!"

after going over the hill (once in each direction), we turned to come home. we came to Quaker Line. the kids wanted to know why it was called that, so i explained that there was a quaker meeting house down the road. they thought we should go there one week.

"you guys would get booted out of there so fast!!!!!" i was almost crying from laughing!

they couldn't understand that. i told them that quaker worship services are very quiet. silent, in fact. the kids tried to convince me they could do it.

"alright," i said, "let's pretend we're at a quaker church." and there was silence in the car.

and i started to think that maybe, just maybe, we could do it one week. maybe they would be able to sit in silence for an extended period of time.

and then

from the backseat

came a 5 year-old voice


"OK, FOLKS, HIT IT!!!!!"