Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TTT - Old Grannies in Heaven?

One night as he was getting ready for bed, Josiah asked me whether there was an even or an odd number of people in the United States...except instead of using the word "even," he said "equal," (as in, "is there an equal number of people in the US?") It took me a moment to figure out what he was talking about. "Equal to what?" I wondered; but after I realized his meaning, I thought that it really did make sense for him to say "equal" because in other situations, "even" and "equal" could be used somewhat interchangeably--for example, I divided the candy corn evenly between Josiah and David means that I divided it equally. Anyway, to answer his question, I told him that I had no idea whether there was an even or odd number of people in our country right that moment because it was changing every second. Babies were being born, people were dying, travelers were leaving and entering the US--only God could possibly know the answer. Kids are so creative and out-of-the-box in what they wonder about and ask!

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One day when we were talking about our favorite instruments, David said, "All I want to play is the drums...and the guitar...and the violin...and the piano." And then he added, "Oh, and the microphone." The microphone? He held an imaginary one to his mouth as if to help me get the concept. Nice. Yes, my boy, with your flair for entertainment, I can see you "playing a microphone" very skillfully.

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David: I don't want to be fingernail-cutted!

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While looking at a family picture that hangs on our wall and includes a picture of David when he was a few months old, David said in his funny mixed-up grammar, "Who looks like Shav is that little guy." It was a statement, not a question. I asked, "Who is that little guy?" And he answered, "Me, but it looks like Shav!" I guess he's just agreeing with the blog readers who have remarked on the similarity between the two of them.

Later that day, David said with feeling, "I just wish Shav was a girl so I could mmmmmmarry him!"

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David inquired of me, "Do you think in heaven, we'll be kids or old grannies?"

Not desiring at the moment to delve into the impossibility of him ever being an old granny, I fell back on my standard answer when confronted with such important questions, "I don't know; what do you think?"

"I think we're going to be kids because old grannies would be like, 'No, I don't want to play'," he responded.

I pressed further, "So we're going to play a lot in heaven?"

"Yes!" was his enthusiastic reply.

Of course.

3 comments:

Emily Joy said...

You're welcome!

Hmm, some other people have said that it won't show up, but it always shows up fine for me! So I'm not sure what the problem is... I'll try to fix it today :)

I had lots of fun with those pics :) And yes, I made that hat about 2 years ago and it never looked right on me, so Joelle decided to call it hers :)

~Emily Joy

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Love these comments. The idea of wanting his brother to be a girl so they can marry is hilarious!

What sweeties!

I hope you are having a good year. Man o man, there are days over here that are so out of control, but then there are blissful ones :) One day at a time...

Margie said...

These are wonderful comments! Now you've got me thinking I've got to write more down. They come so quickly, especially when we're out places or in the car and I can't stop.

I'm not sure I'll forget David's comment about grannies, though. I always though grannies were pretty good at playing!