A few days ago I asked Baylor for a good morning hug. She slowly backed away and responded, “But… you see… I’m really so pretty. And pretty people don’t give hugs. [Long pause.] You know… I only give kisses to everybody.”
She then leaned in and gave me a kiss… without a hug.
Where does my daughter learn these things?! Does Dora teach that the attractive among us don’t embrace? “Yo soy hermosa. No hay un abrazo para ti, Boots!”
And since when is giving kisses to EVERYBODY an action that can be qualified with the word only?
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Now, I don’t keep up with church VBS materials and their markets. As a matter of fact, I didn’t realize until recently (two days ago) that VBS curriculum is big business.* Apparently, it’s very big business. Let me tell you…”vast amounts of money can be made in the service of God Amighty.”**
It was Paul Wilkinson, on his blog (a good one, by the way, to which I’m subscribed), who informed me the sale of VBS materials is indeed big business. I also learned from Paul that a lot of companies are creating these materials really heavy on entertainment and really light on Bible. While I suppose this is a concern to me, it’s not why I’m writing this blog post. Something MUCH more important is taking place. Continue reading
Some parents make their kids wear helmets while learning to walk. Seriously. Continue reading
I’m a sucker for humor.
I like to think of myself as relatively consistent when it comes to disciplining Baylor, my two-year old. But if her offense is funny enough, I sometimes can’t keep from grinning — or even laughing. And if my daughter can make me laugh as she breaks my rules, I feel like she’s somehow earned her own pardon. Continue reading
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The Importance of Roughhousing With Your Kids
This just in from The Art of Manliness blog: good fathers wrestle with their kids. It’s really beneficial to their development, guys. Go on, put your kid in a headlock. Continue reading
Should we discipline all our kids when one of them misbehaves? Continue reading
Christie and I went to the doctor last Wednesday; we found out our second child is a girl. Continue reading
“How long do you think it would take one of us to get to the deep end if Baylor fell in?” Continue reading
Are youth ministries killing our churches? Continue reading