Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Making sense

Today I'm thankful for my almost-7-year-old.

It's been awhile since I've been able to see much "funny" throughout our school days.  We're on a fast track to Christmas break which will lead to a fast track to baby break.  So most days, at about 9:40, I have at least 4 children lined up at the kitchen table with questions.  By the time I answer the third question, the first one is back in line.  Switching frantically from letter sounds to punctuation to decimal division to changing a diaper to changing the laundry loads to remembering I still need to pull something out of the freezer for dinner.

A first grade Science lesson about the 5 senses leads to a bit of frustration on my part that this apparently is all totally new information for him.  What do our eyes do?  Yes, but what is inside our mouth that can "sense"?  Finally, he names all 5 with no prompting.  Thank you, Lord.  Can we move on now?

"Okay, so then what do you think is the sense that is the most important?"  (Or, what can give us the most information about an object?)

Without missing a beat, his response:

"Sense of humor."

So today, remember to thank God for the gift of sight (the actual answer), of smell, taste, touch, and hearing.

And thank Him for a sense of humor.  And don't forget to use it regularly.

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