Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mama..Are you my sister?

Sometimes, children amaze me!! Today while doing some innocent household chores Meg walks in and ask "Mama, is Jesus my brother?"

"Of course he is honey, when you asked God and Jesus into your heart then Jesus became your brother forever in God's eyes." I said.

She then came back with "Well then is Mary my mother, and are you my sister?"

After breifly explaining that yes in God's eyes Mary and I are her sisters, but on Earth she better respect me because I am her mother. It amazes me that even though we have never specifically talked about this, she still picks up on it. My little child, who I am sad to admit has not been to church but once in the last month has some how put this all together on her own. I love that in our house we can have brief loving conversations about God, Jesus, and yes brothers and sisters. I hope we can continue to have this relationship, even through those teenage years I dread so much.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Summer - What Summer??

While deciding what to do this fine summer day, I accidentally started a debate with the kids. I think it's a wonderful idea to stay home, wash clothes, and get some housework done. They however think everyday should be field with a mighty adventure (which I might add does not include Wal-mart and school supply shopping). And right in the middle of the debate it happened. Meg said "I haven't even had a summer yet, just house cleaning and your errands." To avoid an argument, I just didn't reply and pulled the mom card "I'm the mom and we are now staying home!!" But when I think about it, I guess we both just define "Summer" differently. To me summer is a time to sleep late, go to the pool, and just relax. Which if you know us and the summer we have had, then Meg's right we haven't had a summer. To the kids summer is probably a weekly adventure to a water park, zoo, or museum. I don't think either of us is wrong, it's just with everything going on this summer we really haven't had either versions of summer. And now there is only 3 week left to cram everything in. Which is scary, because it's gonna take 3 weeks to get this house in order :}.