After spending time with us, people sometimes say things like, “You’re writing these things down somewhere, right? He’s HILARIOUS.” (Lest you think I would portray my children as perfect, I also feel compelled to share that after spending time with us, other people sometimes say things like, “We’re waiting a LONG TIME to have kids.” Nobody is just one thing.)
S is lots of things. He’s funny. He’s crazy. He’s serious and thoughtful. He’s wild and doesn’t think things through. He doesn’t like large groups (until he really, really does). He still doesn’t really like to wear pants. He’s strong and shy and little and big and I love him. Here are a few examples of why.
K: You just stay here and calm your body. I’m going to go check on something and I’ll be right back.
S: You’ll be right back?
K: Yes, I’ll be right back. You stay in bed.
S: What are you going to do?
K: I’m just going to check on some boring mama things.
S: You stay right here.
S: I’m going to go check on some boring kiddo things.
K: Thank you for this food. Please use it to nourish our bodies so we can do your words. Amen.
Dinner time, a few moments later
S: Thank you for this food. Thank you for this day. Thank you for Mama’s body, so we can do Jesus’ amen.
S: When we die we see God. Do we go to heaven? Where is it? Like the one in ‘…and heaven and nature sing?’ That one?
S: When I’m in the bathroom, and someone knocks on the door, I say “octopi!” Because they will think that I said “occupied!” Isn’t that funny?
S: Can you make me a hot cocoa, but make it with coconut oil? Because I can’t have dairy.
S: Look at all the beautiful butterflies! They are so, so beautiful!
K: Yes, they sure are! I see them.
S: Let’s see more! Over this big dam river!
K: What river?
S: This one! This big dam river! Let’s cross the big dam river and we can see all the butterflies over there!