In the midst of some trying days, the Lord graciously gives us the blessing of laughing at ourselves! I thought it would do us all good to share a few of those moments.
The other morning while I was reading my Bible in the blue chair and the kids were getting ready to head out to some blessed soul's house to be watched for the day, this scene transpired:
Isaac: Dad, Caleb called you a bad name.
Dad: What did he call me?
Isaac: He called you "Monkey Man."
(Instantaneously I pull the Bible up to cover my face and out loud ask the Lord to "Pleeese help me not to laugh..")
Dad: Um, Son, did you call me a name??
(Caleb denies the treacherous deed once, recants and then nods accepting disapproval. I am still reading Proverbs VERY closely.....every once in a while peeking out behind the pages... Now I have to note here that this is where Joel and I's tactical procedures differ. I do not reason. I discipline. Joel reasons and yes his way is better and yes he has a boatload of patience.)
Dad: Son, what did you call me?
Caleb: Mmmmmonkey Mmmman.
(Snickering from Proverbs......)
Dad: Son, we don't call anyone names......especially adults. It is disrespectful. Do you understand that???
Dad: Besides Son, do you understand that if I am a Monkey Man then that makes YOU the SON of a Monkey Man????
(A look of total misunderstanding from Caleb, and uncontrollable shaking and giggling from Proverbs.........." Sorry," I say........ "I can't help it!")
There are also some stories which I dare not share to protect the Men viewers. But I will tell you that since Alayna is at the hospital and I am at home, and since I have a pump at home, I HAVE been quite the spectacle and have even been looked on to share some similarities with members of the Cow family........and if you read this blog often you KNOW that totally breaks Royalty house rules......."NEVER describe Mom using any animal characteristics." Oh well..... Some of the kids really believe that Mom goes to the hospital to "milk" the baby. Hmmmm.
Well here a little levity, sure leviteth the whole bunch.
And yes, I know that isn't really scripture.