A wife and a mom of six boys and one girl, residing in Minnesota. We are a family devoted to following the Lord and seeking and promoting Truth. This is a collection of my mom moments, random thoughts, and fun educational ideas for parents of young kids.
Sam, with Mom's opinion in his back pocket, made the choice to abstain from saying the Pledge of Allegiance in school. Now, he says he just stands quietly and prays.
He thanks God for the country we live in.
And that's about as far as I'll go with devotion to `my' country.
Devotion to my God is a whole different story, however. I pledge Him my allegiance, weak and human as it may be. Looking ahead with joy to my true country!
Besides, have you thought lately that as far as our nation goes, we are definitely not "under God"? Maybe "beside God" or "over God". Ask Noah, he might be able to tell you - he's learning those "under, over, next to, down, below" words.
We had toast with dinner the other night. Sam and Caleb each wanted one more piece and the rest of us were just finishing up, so I told them they could go and put their own bread in the toaster. As you will see, letting them help out in the kitchen is apparently a very rare occurrence.
Sam, after putting the bread in. "Now what do I do?"
Dad instructs him on pushing the lever all the way down.
They were standing side by side, gripping the side of the counter and staring at the toaster.
As I was enjoying my last bite of cheesy scrambled eggs, I heard Caleb jump up and the toast pop up at the exact same time. Sam start whining and throwing a full-blown fit about how "Caleb made the toast come out!! Caleb!! Stop!!"
"Sam, Caleb didn't make the toast come up when he jumped. It popped up on its own because it was done."
He calms down slightly but is still whiny.
"Then I get this one!" He grabs at the toast he can see - the other one is a bit shorter and hidden down a bit inside the toaster, being the end piece.
Then Caleb starts complaining and wondering where his is and when it will be done.
I take it out of the toaster.
"It's right here, Caleb."
His eyes light up.
"Hey look!" he announces to the family. "Both pieces came up at the SAME TIME!"