Thursday, 28 February 2008

Just stuff

Tonight when I was tucking the boys into bed, Azariah said, "I can't eat Jesus' body." (Totally out of the blue, very serious - typical Azariah). I said, "Why not?" (Not knowing what to expect, and thinking of how to explain the ancient mystery that is Eucharist.) He thoughtfully responded, "Because I'm too short." I'm getting good at holding the laughter in. I reassured him that he would grow in body and understanding.
The boys are convinced that their Daddy is about the biggest and strongest man in the whole world, except maybe Goliath. It's really cute to watch their minds work it all out. Riah was asking me how old Bob is, "Is Daddy 31?" He seemed surprised when I told him Bob was 40, and then wondered how big he would be when he was 50. He really didn't know what to think when I said adults don't keep on growing. Anyway, he decided he'd be "as big as Daddy" when he was about 14.

Since Bob is gone in the evenings now, I've been cooking the big meal of the day for lunch. Only trouble is, that means I'm in the kitchen during the short time that Bob is home and awake. So tonight I cooked tomorrow's lunch - it will only have to heat up in the morning. Maybe we'll get to have time together. We'll have to see how it goes. Anyway, I made baked tacos, and roasted root vegetables. I actually only put in a sweet potato and a swede since that filled up the pan. The recipe called for those plus turnip, carrot, and parsnip and was supposed to be 8 servings. I think either my scale is off, or the recipe is off.

The CLR didn't do much for the build-up on the toilet. Any ideas?

Taryn stays up later than the other children most nights. Tonight she was very talkative (she usually reads) and was asking me about the Presidential elections coming up this year. She's read some about the office of President, and the congress, in an American History book, so we had a starting point. So we talked about voting, and who the candidates are, and why one is better than the other. At 9, she can see how silly Universal Health Care is - why can't the general public? "It's not the government's fault if I get sick!"

Well, it is 11:30 and it appears that my brain has stopped working for the day.
God bless.


S.A.M. said...

Azariah's growing comment made me laugh. I actually never thought of it that way.I guess since he keeps growing he thought everyone did too. I wonder what he would think about little people. Your lunch sounds yummy! Nite :-)

Ganeida said...

Your family is so great & you are very blessed.

MamaOlive said...

Yes, they are, and I am.
I don't know why God keeps on being so good to me... well, I do...

Marline, he'd probably think a little person was a child until explained. Just like small dogs are always thought of as puppies. Children just have very specific viewpoints.