Thursday, April 10, 2008

Funny Phrases From Pharoah's Land...No.1

We have decided that our children live to crack us up! There is so much that goes on in our lives that I never take the time to write down (or type down or blog down) any of the hilarious things they say. So, this is my first attempt to blog down a few of the funny moments from this week. We'll see if I can keep up with their comedy!!

These first two stories seem to reflect how much my children think of my cooking!
1. One of our family devotions this week was on the story of Peter's Mother-in-law, sick with a fever. Madison and Matthew Ray still have to be quizzed over what we are actually reading about so Matt stops frequently and asks questions to make sure they are listening. This is how the devotion went:
Matt began reading, "Simon Peter's mother-in-law was sick with a fever."
Matt: "What was she sick with?"
Madison: "She had the flu or something like that."
Matt continues reading, "When Jesus healed her she got up and PREPARED a meal for them."
Matt: "What did she do when Jesus healed her?"
Madison: "She got up and ORDERED them something to eat."

**Some of you may not be familiar with where we live but ORDERING food is very common here! Everyone orders from everywhere here because almost every place delivers! (even McDonald's)

2. I was sitting with Madison and Matthew Ray in the kitchen one morning before school. We were talking about some of our favorite things. I asked them, "What is the most favorite thing mommy cooks for you?" There was silence...more silence (which is so uncommon for these two!) Then Matthew Ray looks over at the fruit bowl and says, "Momma, I really like your fruit!"

3. Meredith is becoming quite the "teen-agery type" these days and comes out with some "teen-agery" sayings. She called her Grammie today to tell her Aunt Juliana to bring her two things when she comes to visit this summer. This is how the conversation went.
Meredith: "Grammie, I need Juliana to bring in some very RANDOM things for me this summer. Now, they are really RANDOM. There are only two things and they don't have anything to do with one another. They are really RANDOM!"
Grammie: "What do you need her to bring?"
Meredith: "Now they are RANDOM...but I need a teen-girl devotion book and some string cheese. They are RANDOM, aren't they?"
Grammie: "Yes, I guess they are."
Meredith: "Well, I guess I could read the devotional book while I eat string cheese!!"

4. Matthew Ray was helping me put things up after supper tonight. He opened the refrigerator and saw a bag of marshmallows. He said, "Now mom....this is only a marshmallow. I know it is for camping but you don't have to be afraid of it!" It quickly dawned on me that I have told my kids many times that we don't camp as a family because I am scared of all of the creepy things that could get me. Anyway, I continued with his conversation and said, "Well, camping really does scare me because I don't like all of those creepy things." He said, "Mom..REMEMBER, you don't have to be afraid!! God is always with you!!!" Then there was a pause followed by, "Now can we go camping??!!!"