Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kids say the funniest things...

During school Monday, we were discussing History and a review of the US Presidents. I was trying to give them a background of what it means that we have a president - trying to explain about the major "parties".

Me:"There's a Republican Party and a Democratic Party"

Hadden (excitedly interrupting me): "Oh, Mom, ... and Birthday Party".

Ah, yes, son ... birthday party.

Later on in that same lesson, we were going through a book that listed the presidents and had a little piece of trivia for each. About half-way through, Savannah says (in all seriousness)

S: "I don't know that I want to be president"

Me: "Oh, really? Why?

S: "It seems kind of stressful. Jetta (from Clifford) wants to be president, but I don't think I want to."

Please don't learn from Jetta on Clifford! She's the one we don't want you to learn from!!

In other news - we are in a cold snap (I guess like the rest of the country, eh?) so we ended up buying another space heater to keep warm. Ahhhh - now there is one dedicated to the "Master Suite" (as John calls it).

I started my new Bible study tonight - Beth Moore's "Jesus the One and Only". I am excited to get back into a structured Bible study.

These were a couple of the verses that she pulled out that jumped out at me.
Amos 8:11-12 The days are coming," declares the Sovereign LORD, when I will send a famine through the land — not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.

This was in reference to the 400 years of silence between the Old and New Testaments.

She had some really interesting things to say about famine coming before fullness - that perhaps "famine" comes in order to "encourage us into fullness". She left us with the question "what is your famine?" (I can't ever reiterate what she says very well - you'll just have to watch it for yourself :)
Finally, UPS is straightened out with finding our address! Hallelujah! The driver is training us to "fetch", though, and finds it convenient for us to drive the 5 miles on the dirt road to meet him. I guess I don't really blame him :) I couldn't help but think today "you know you are redneck when the UPS driver asks you to meet him at the mailbox ... and the mailbox is 2.5 miles away ... from your camper :)"


  1. Oh what a redneck you are :o)!!!!!

  2. Oh, I love the kids comments....hee, hee....the Birthday Party one is great!!! That is too funny about the UPS driver too! Are you sure you know where you live? I'm glad they finally figured it out, but to make you meet them? That's just weird!! Where's the customer service in that??? :)

  3. I agree for sure don't learn from Jetta!
    I love the simplicity of kids comments..not all clouded up with adult thinking!
    You got our origional drive to the mailbox beat (1 mile round trip). Then we were able to move the boxes a 1/4 mile closer... now it is only a 1/2 mile rouind trip! Were moving up in the world. As for rednecks I am pretty sure us Ross's measure right up there!!


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