A little family journaling to share
Tonight at dinner I had an eye opening moment of feeling blessed…blessed with the family God has given me to enjoy.
The evening didn’t start out great. It was rushed evening. I was feeling spent after being on the go all day long. I know so many sweet kiddos that are sick with the flu and it is going around like mad in our little town so my heart was a little heavy.
I made a “comfort” meal for us which was french toast and bacon. We usually eat a lot less carbs and more fresh food but every once in awhile you just need a happy, comfortable meal.
So we sit down and pray. And my 5 year old says, “Mom, I know what 3 + 3 is.”
I say, “Oh good. What is it?”
I smile. “Good. Ummm…what is 4 +4?”
He thinks for a few seconds and says, “8?”
I say, “Good. Okay what is 2 + 2?”
My 7 year old blurts out, “4!”
“That wasn’t for you silly!” I say to my oldest son. “Dad has one for you.”
My husband, never handing a break to his boys, says, “Okay, what is 28 +28?”
“56” he spits out quickly.
My husband’s eyebrows rise a bit and he quickly asks, “Okay, what’s 36 + 28?”
My husband and I look at each other with big eyes. Wow.
“Isn’t that right?” the little calculator brain asks but before I can answer my 5 year old is back in the conversation with his normal exuberance.
“Okay! So what’s 36 + bacon?”
I laugh out loud. That’s right dude…stump him.
But I have to keep the kid honest so I say, “Well if you ask the question you have to know the answer. What is 36 + bacon?”
Can’t argue with that.
I am blessed no doubt and now I know…
36 + bacon = 18,000
And to think I went to school for years and never learned that very important fact.