bear got up pretty much every day at 8 am or after during the school year.
on the last day of school he slept till 9:10 am and just skipped it.
on the last day of school ‘celebration’ we got pizza and hiked up to the ‘Y’
he was not happy.
the very next morning, the first day of summer vacation no less, he was up at 6:10 am.
revenge for the hike?
out of the mouths of babes… if that babe is 37 years old and has a know it all 8 year old
as many, probably most, of you know….
our church baptizes the kids at 8 years old.
given the geographical area in which we live, we have an abundance of 8 year olds who are baptized on a regular basis.
we personally own an eight-year-old,
who, coincidentally, is not baptized.
given the geographical area in which we live, once again, she is asked repeatedly when she will be baptized.
at school, at church, at play, at sir’s work, at the store.
when the answer is in the negative from our still un-baptized eight-year-old, there is inevitably the response of “oh you will be.” and “It would make Jesus happy.”
while discussing this phenomenon with the hubby, and not realizing the little eagle ears of our un-baptized 8-year-old, i said the following.
“i just think 8 is not old enough to get baptized. how much sinning do they need to have ‘washed away?’ if it was my choice, knowing what i know now, i would wait WAY longer until i was baptized. probably just before i got married, then that whole ‘wash-away-sins would really be handy.”
of course this was said somewhat in jest.
until we went to some friend’s house a few days later.
“are you baptized yet?” the friend asked my un-baptized eight-year-old.
“no, my mom says i should wait until i am older so i can get some sinning in without worrying about it.” said my suddenly very sinful, in my eyes, daughter.
i could sure use some baptism now for that blasphemy my daughter is now spouting.