~1~ During a meeting at church to prepare for his first Reconciliation at the end of the month, I had the following conversation with our little guy:
"So, what kind of sins am I supposed to talk about?" he whispers.
"Well," I reply. "You could, for example, tell Father about calling Jonathan an idiot this morning."
He thinks about this a moment.
"Okay, but I think I will just say that I called Jonathan a bad word," he says. "Maybe I shouldn't say idiot."
~2~ In preparing a presentation on St. Francis and La Verna, my oldest son was giving me a crash course on how to use PowerPoint:
"Now, when you want to go to the next slide, just use the space bar," he explains.
"What if I need to go back a slide?" I ask.
"Just hit the 'P' button,'" he replies.
"Why 'P'? That seems odd," I say.
"Uhm, 'P' for previous?" and he looks at me like I'm from Mars.
~3~ A Nice Side Effect:
In my attempts to keep Christmas simple, I actually lost weight over the holidays. A definite first for me.`
~4~ A New Identity:
I recently got a haircut ... six inches gone with the clip of the scissors. When I got home and looked in the mirror I had one thought: Good Lord, I look like Lord Farquaad from Shrek.
~5~ Fixing an oversight:
My husband and I recently realized we have been remiss in the cultural education of our boys: we have never taken them to the Fox Theater in Atlanta to see a Broadway production! Bad, bad Mommy and Daddy. We'll be fixing this oversight in the near future.
~6~ Around a Fire
On New Year's Eve we used out new fire pit area for the first time. I don't know what it is about a fire, but we sat around that fire, bundled in blankets and eating S'mores, laughing and talking for over two hours. Joe also shared a special talent he has: the ability to make the funniest faces using only a flashlight. Make the Angy Birds face, Dad! is our new family motto.
~7~ Apples, and peanut butter, and granola ... Oh, My!
I've had this for lunch several times, and it's absolutely delicious; however, I tweaked the recipe a bit: instead of stacking the apples into a sandwich, I keep the slices flat and eat them with a fork and knife (not so messy this way). I also drizzle a little honey over everything.
Now go visit Jen over at Conversion Diary. In February she will be speaking at an Apologetics Conference in Venice ... Florida, that is.