Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kids say the darndest things...episode 2

So I'm playing the go fast game with the kids in the know, where you punch the accelerator for a second so the engine revs, and the kids shriek with joy and say 'too fast, daddy!'. Well, we enjoyed a few rounds of this on the way home, and as I pull into the driveway, I give it a little kick going into the garage. Four year old: 'Don't go fast in the garage, daddy, or you will go through the wall!'. Six year old chimes in: 'Yeah, and that will cost a lottttt of money to fix!'. Ah, they're learning so quickly...:)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Kids say the darndest things...episode 1

My six year old daughter after coming in from school and setting her bookbag down: "Daddy, are you going to die when you get old? I don't want you to die because I will miss you."

Talk about heartbreaking. She said this with much emotion and sincerity. As I went about making her snack, I told her that people have to die in order to make room for new people. If people didn't die, there'd be a hundred  billion-jillion people on Earth, and there'd be 100 people in every house. Her eyes got wide as she declared, "That's too many people!". I agreed, and we both shared how it's very sad when people die that we love, but then we get new people to love as well, like her future children. She reiterated to me how she plans on having four kids and she's going to live in a pink house with Bryce C (her future husband, now in kindergarten). I said that sounded great, and she went to watch her tv shows with a smile.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pray for earthquake victims?

A few days ago, a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, possibly the strongest one they've ever experienced. The death toll is in the thousands and rising, along with so many displaced and injured people who no longer have homes.

Lots of people around the world are praying for the people of Japan. I have to ask, aren't you praying to the same omnimax creature that designed, planned and executed this natural disaster? And what would you be praying for? For it to go back in time and magically save all those people? For the people who died to go to heaven and not to hell?