Friday, September 05, 2008

Quotable


Upon entering the bedroom of the three supposed-to-be-going-to-bed boys, with full intention of pulling Isaiah out (to go fall sleep in our closet since he CAN'T STAY QUIET- I know, he'll be in therapy for that one day), this is what went down.

ME: Isaiah, you've had your chance, you need to come with me.

I: No Mommy, just one more chance... please.

ME: No, you've had one more chance and you're still talking. Come on.

Elijah: Mommy, don't you remember what we learned from Jonah?

ME: What's that.

Elijah: Everyone should get a second chance.

ME: (hmmmmm)OK Isaiah, Elijah just talked your way into another chance.

Interesting how we learn to take from the Bible what suits our own interests at such a young age. AND, it does my heart good to know that with all of his "living in his own world", he really is hearing us sometimes.

3 comments:

Robin said...

That is so funny! And smart! I can see a future in apologetics for Elijah!

kunderwood said...

man, it's so hard when our kids start preaching to us! :)

(and I can't tell you how long Avery slept in our closet... I kept thinking my friends were going to report me!)

Heather of the EO said...

I currently have a closet sleeper too. People always picture that to mean he's on the floor on a pile of dirty laundry or shoes. But he's actually in a crib.
Thank you for visiting my blog and your words on community- it is one of my greatest desires. I would LOVE to live with another family (or families) We've looked into a duplex with friends, but selling our houses at the same time is quite tricky.
So nice to "meet" you.
Heather

Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.