Friday, September 28, 2012

For mom.

Another definition by Jack

Feast:  Means I ate more than I normally eat.

Just when I think I've got Ty's love language figured out we have a conversation like this:

Ty:  I know why Brady loves you so much.  It's because you say so many nice things about him.

(Exactly.  Just what I thought.  Ty's a "Words of affirmation" guy.)

But I wanted to see what his response would be when I proposed that Brady loved me because of the physical touch I give him.

Me:  Maybe Brady loves me because I kiss him lots.

Ty:   No he likes you because you give him milk  (hmm.. acts of service? receiving gifts?)  and because he gets to hang out with you when you feed him (No question, that is "Quality time".)

So... who knows.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Apparently he can do math

Me:  "Ty.  I'm going to ask you a question." 

Ty:  "Ok."

Me:  "If I have four boys and then I get two more, how many do I have?"

Ty: "Six."

Me:  "Wow.  Good job!  Who taught you that?"

Ty: "Nobody, I just knowed it."

Me:  "Ok, how about this one:  I have six kids but then two go to the store.  How many are left?"

Ty: "Four."

Me:  "Great!  Now I'm going to give you a harder one.  Let's see if you can get this one.   There are ten rolls.  Daddy eats two and Ty eats two.  How many are left?"

Ty:  "six."

Me:  "Amazing!  Now here's a really hard one there's no way you'll get it:  There are twelve grandchildren.   Two leave and go play baseball.  Two leave and go get suckers.  Where is Ty?"

Without missing a beat Ty answers,  "Getting a sucker."

He's so smart.

I asked him one last question to further test his knowledge:  "Ty there were ten boys.  One went to the mailbox.  Two went to the pumpkin patch.  Three went to the swing set and four were watching TV.  How many were at the pumpkin patch?"

Ty: Two.

This from the boy who talks nonstop.  We've always assumed he hasn't heard a word we've said.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Smarter than yesterday

We've come off a weekend with no washing machine, awesome house guests, and a stomach bug  --I just realized it's Tuesday and we are still "Coming off the weekend."

So... it's been laundry day around here.  You might think this would be an uneventful sort of day.  You'd be wrong.   It's been work alright, but far from monotonous.  The interuptions were numerous.  But I'm learning that "the interuptions are my work."  --Mark Buchanan in The Rest of God.  -Good book.  I'd recommend it to you folks who have a hard time sitting down, want to follow Jesus and don't see the point in sabathing.  That books going to change my life one day. (I'm working on it).

Today has been a tiring day, but it seems to me, you learn the most on days like this.  Sometimes you learn you don't want to repeat the day.  Sometimes it's more.  Today it is more:

I learned:

A friend of mine is going to have another baby (You were right Rachel, I didn't know about that one.)

The 40lbs. of organic fruit I ordered for the month won't begin to cut it.  Maybe 80 pounds next month??

Jack's lunch was cheesy triangles that weren't as good as pizza.

Arkansasan's aren't that good at making quesadillas.

How to load and run a high efficiency washer.

That YouTube has some good videos on these "fancy" washers.

That Mike got selected to go to the weapons school!  Woo Woo!  Go Mike!

That I'll be single for at least 6 months next year.  More if he does the deployment he's slated for.

That it is possible to do laundry ALL DAY LONG and still go to bed with laundry piled all over the living room.  Good thing I don't mind doing laundry (serious).

And most importantly, James 1:18-20.  Let's see if I can quote it....

"My dear Brothers, take note of this, everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.  For man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God requires.  Therefore let us flea from... no maybe... throw off every sin that... no.  Hold on.  Let us fix our eyes... that's not it....................... I don't know.  But it ends up with something about a "Word" that can save us.  Then it continues with the part about how we need to  not be deceived that just listening to the Word will save us, but instead listen and do what the Word says because if we don't, we are like a man who looks at his face in the mirror and then walks away and immediately forgets what he looks like...

Maybe I need to work on that a little more before bed.