"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

~Robert Frost

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tidbits from Tuesday....

At dinner tonight we were talking about Easter, about what it means and why we celebrate Jesus' death and resurrection (and why it doesn't have anything to do with plastic eggs or bunnies!). The girls have been learning lots of new Bible verses from a singalong cd lately, and it was precious to hear Hannah tell her daddy, "I know how we know what love is, it's because Jesus laid down His life for us!" So we segued into talking about love, and Lamont was telling the girls what the Bible says that love is (1 Corinthians 13), and when he got to the part that says that love is not rude, he asked the girls if they know what rudeness is. Ashley had two very inventive examples....

"Stepping on someone's head is really rude!",


"If someone was just about to get eaten up by a lion, and they called out to their friend who was standing nearby and said, 'Please help me!', and their friend said, 'Sorry, not right now, you have fun with that!', then that would be pretty rude."



I took out the garbage and returned to the house to find Hannah waiting for me in the doorway, eager to announce, "Hi Mummy, I'm a water buffalo!"


Ashley randomly started bemoaning the fact that she doesn't get presents except for her birthday and Christmas. (I know, such a thankful heart, right?) I pointed out that gifts aren't always wrapped up and tied with a bow, and said, "For example, when I brought home your new bike last weekend, that was kind of a present, wasn't it?"

"Not really...", she said.

"Well then, what was it?" I asked in confusion.

And with a cheeky grin she replied, "On sale."


  1. Ha ha ha! I love the lion example. She's right... that would be very rude!

    Any recommendations for Bible verse singalongs, since you mentioned them? I'm always on the lookout for good ones.

    1. Jamie, I was just thinking that I should have included that info in the original post! I grew up listening to Steve Green's "Hide 'Em in Your Heart" albums, and that's what the girls and I have been listening to recently as well. I love that they are sung by kids without being "cartoon-y", if that makes sense. And Steve Green, while not usually an artist I prefer, does a fantastic job (I think) of using just a few brief sentences prior to each song explaining the verse in plain language that has prompted wonderful conversations for us so far. Then a child reads the verse, with Bible reference, and then they sing. Sweet, simple, and very effective so far for memory for all three of the girls. :)