Monday, March 05, 2007

Kid Klips

What Johnny Appleseed Didn't Know

"And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season..."

We were having family devotions one morning and Toby explained this verse to Landon who was intently listening.

"You know how a apple grows on a tree," he said to Landon, "A godly man shows fruit in his life too."

"The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away."

He explained this verse by using a wheat field in his illustration and how a tractor goes through and harvests the "seeds" but then the grassy part blows out into the wind and flies away.

"The "chaff" is blown out but the seeds are kept and they make bread out of it," he explained to an attentive Landon.

"Appleseed's?" Landon asked.

Not What I Wanted To Hear
After dealing with a week of sickness in our home, I was looking forward to the day when the kids would wake up well. As I checked Landon's fever one last time before bed, I would tease him and say, "If you're still sick in the morning, Mama's gonna 'pank your boompen!" It would always invoke a little smile -- which was wonderful to see on a feverish face.

One night, after hearing this time after time, I was chiding with Landon and asked him what Mama would do if he was still sick in the morning.

"Give me more medicine," he said, very matter-of-factly.

You Can Tell What's On Her Mind
I was trying to teach Janae the line, "Jesus loves the little children." Word by word, I said it, she echoed it.

After she echoed back the first three words, she finished the line right off, "Babies!"

A New Way To Look At Things
While playing with a handful of nails, Landon came across one of superior size.

"Oh my, Honey!" He gushed across the room at me, "Look at this big toe nail!"

That Other Relative
As Landon watched the squirrel one day that frequents our back deck, he squealed across the house, ""Look! There's Uncle Gabe!"

The Happy Medium Of Push And Pull
While pulling and prying nails out of a make-shift "board" (thick card board), Landon handed one to me and said, "Here, I peeled this one out."


Rachel Marie said...

Oh! Those were GREAT!!! :-D

Anonymous said...

Sure got some laughs from Landon's cute comments. Thanks! A. Jean 'n Wpg.