Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Boogers and Boys.

I don't know about y'all, but Easter being early this year really has thrown me completely off track and I'm not sure I'll recover until we hit summer. I knew that April would be busy, but I was caught off guard when Easter came and went and now we're on this ever quickening downhill slope of school ending, sports colliding and me standing in the middle of it hoping my kids will one day soon eat foods other than pizza and corn dogs.

A few short stories for you tonight:

For his birthday, Brayden received a card from my dad that said it was made out of recycled boogers. Brayden carried it around for several days, then on Monday before school we had this conversation:
Brayden: Mom, do you think this card is telling the truth? I don't think it is made out of boogers.
Me (playing stupid): I mean, I'm not sure. I think they probably are. Don't you?
Brayden: No. I think they're lying.
Me: Why do you think that?
Brayden: (licking the card) they're definitely lying. It doesn't taste like boogers.

I normally am able to maintain composure during situations when my kids say things like this. But this situation was not a composed moment and I about peed my pants there in the kitchen. We had a good laugh together, and I explained that sometimes people say things just as a joke on cards so that they can make people laugh. I also love that Brayden was concerned about finding out the truth... he is my justice fighter and will not stand for something to not be right. Can't wait to see where God leads his little heart to help fight for justice in the world.

We were sitting at a stop light today after bible study. The light happened to be right next to a Sonic, and from the back I hear Tyler yell "strawderry flush! strawderry flush!" At first I couldn't quite make out what he meant, and then I realized he wanted a strawberry slush. I'm not sure whether I should be proud or embarrassed by the fact that my two year old knows what he wants to order at Sonic.

I have dug into my past and found my old friendship bracelet gene is still working well. The boys love having different bracelets and things on their wrists, so I tried my hand at paracord bracelet making this week. It's extremely easy to do, and the boys LOVE them. Even Tyler likes wearing it. Glad to know that all of those hours tying cross stitch thread in my junior high years have come in handy all these years later ;)

I ended today realizing that my dream of being the house that all the boys flock to is quickly becoming a reality. At one point today I had 5 boys other than my own children in my front yard playing. Everyone was well behaved, but the moment that they said they thought it would be a good idea to use the Razor scooters on Tyler's roller coaster track, I knew that I might have bartered for a bit more than I can chew (I don't stomach large gashes and broken bones that well). It did make me laugh, and thankfully no one was hurt in the stunts. I'm so very grateful for where the Lord has planted us. In the past month He has made it abundantly clear that His hand is in even the smallest of details, down to the boys that have also been planted in this neighborhood and who we now have as a part of our daily lives. Now to just figure out how I'm going to feed all these boys when they're over and get hungry.....

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