Tyson and Jori have said some seriously funny stuff lately. Tonight we took the kids to play on the sand hill behind our house. Jori got to the top and shouted out "I'm the King of the Jews!". Not quite, Bubba.
A couple days ago the kids came into my room. I was getting ready and they were just hanging out on my bed. Then I realized they had some interesting new "toys"--pads and a tampon. Tyson was playing with the plastic applicator and I asked him what it was. "It's the sword of the Spirit". Well of course it is!
My kids are ALL about the sword of the Spirit. We talk about how we can use Bible verses to "fight" Satan. Last night during devotions Jori said "God kills Satan with the Bible". I don't know if she imagines God beating Satan over the head or what, but I always love to hear how the kids interpret different things we teach them.
This afternoon I took the kids to the store. I bought a pair of latex gloves-the yellow kind you use for really yucky cleaning jobs. Tyson really, really wanted to open them. The kid LOVES gloves. I told him he couldn't because of some not so nice behavior at the store. He ran crying into the living room and said "But I love to open gloves because they surprise me!" I don't really know what that means, but it sounded so funny.
Tonight Jori couldn't find her "peep" (pacifier). She was crying and carrying on. Darin told her she would just have to sleep without it tonight and she said "But dad, I am not this many (holds up 3 fingers) yet, I am only 2!" Apparently she has caught on that her days with her precious peeper are numbered.
Having things to laugh at/about it such a blessing. Especially at the times when I am feeling like I am so DONE with being a mom. God surely knows that we've needed the extra humor around here this week!