One of the benefits of having children is having the opportunity to smile and laugh. They're always doing or saying something that puts a smile on your face. Allan made the observation this week that he really likes babies. When I asked him why he said, "Because they always smile at me." I hope I'm never so serious about life that I can't smile or laugh at the little things. Some of the things that have brought a smile to my face recently I thought I'd share.
Our boys all sleep in the same room and each of them has their own twin bed. But you wouldn't know it most mornings! This is actually Stephen's bed.
A while back I scooped up Stephen to give him a big hug (the only one of my children I'm still able to) and he was giggling and gasping, "Stop it! You're squishing my Shadrachs!" I didn't see what the three Hebrew children had to do with it and asked him what in the world did he mean. He just kept repeating it over and over for the next several days and would point at his chest/upper abdomen in reference to his "Shadrachs". It wasn't until Daniel said, "Mom, he watched the DVD of insects and insects have a THORAX - that's what he's talking about." Makes sense!
Daniel not only sings, he's gotten into song writing. I wish I could have gotten the first performance of this song on video - it was actually very good. Here is the third or fourth version of the song and it's a song that really doesn't have an ending.....at least not that I'm aware of.
Here's a video of the guys eating their first bite of crab sushi that Philip got me for my birthday. (it was a little spicy).
Daniel's remarks on his sushi: