Monday, April 28, 2008

Ben's soggy foot

A couple days ago, in the morning, Ben was sitting on a barstool at the bar eating his breakfast. He climbed down from his stool and limped over to me, whimpering and complaining that his foot hurt. I said, "Why does it hurt? What happened?", and he said, "It's all soggy", and he was shaking it. I stood there trying to figure out what in the world he meant by a soggy foot, but then realized that he must have been sitting on his foot and it had fallen asleep.

A creative way to describe what he was feeling, I thought. Cute kid!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sweet little Ben

Ben says the sweetest things. I have to write this one down, and plan to make that a habit, because I know from experience that it will slip from my mind if I don't.
Last night we were sitting down for dinner, and it was a little rushed because we had to leave to take Trevor to church shortly. I looked over at Ben and he was just sitting there, eating his dinner and looking at me. Our little "dialog" went like this:
Ben: "Wuv you."
Me: "I love you, too."
Ben: (Wink.)
Me: (Wink.)
And then he puckered up his lips and leaned over to kiss me. And my heart melted.
He has the tenderest of hearts. I cherish every piece of him. I got lucky enough to be blessed with this sweet boy, and I'm so thankful for him.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I have recently been trying to make more time to read. I was so pleased to learn about this book. It is titled Honey for a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt. The author is a Christian and she has a lot of insight on the importance of reading to your children. And not just any old book, but well written books that get little brains warmed up and excited about reading. She puts an emphasis on reading out loud to your children. What's really great about the book is that the last half is a series of booklists that she organized according to age and/or reading level. It also includes a couple lists of books that help kids and families grow as Christians. And although it was written way back in 1969, it still applies to today. I borrowed a copy of this book from the public library, but plan to purchace one so that I can reference the booklists when I borrow or buy a book in the future.