Friday, September 05, 2008


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.


Robin said...

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

Anonymous 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.

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.