Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Greetings from the Planet Ya-Ba
This morning, all three kids were playing together in their room. The house was so nice and quiet, and I was trying to seize the moment and get some good Bible time in.
Alas, it didn't last, and out the door of the room they came, terrorizing the living room, begging for snacks (breakfast had ended about 15 minutes before, so, of course, they were starving) and trying to climb into my lap.
Hoping to get my few moments of solitude with God back, I asked "Guys, what happened? You were playing so nicely in your room."
Joshua, without skipping a beat, answered "Our spaceship got turned into a toy spaceship."
"Oh yeah? Who did that?" I inquired.
"The magic fairies."
"I see. What was the spaceship?"
"It's name is the Freeze Family Spaceship."
"Ok, but was it Anna's bed?" (That bed is on its third generation. It has been spaceships, pirate ships, trains, planes, and everything else you can imagine.)
"No," he answered, "It was our WHOLE ROOM!"
"Why don't you go back to your room and fly to Mars?"
"Because Mars doesn't LIKE US!"
"Ok...how about Jupiter?"
"JUPITER DOESN'T LIKE US EITHER!"
At this point Anna piped up and offered "Jupiter doesn't like us, but I know a planet that does...the planet YA-BA!"
Seeing my opportunity, I said "All right then, head to the planet Ya-Ba."
Anna looked at me with wide eyes. "YOU know the planet YA-BA?!", she asked incredulously.
"Yes, and they would love to see you." I answered.
So they all went frolicking back to their room. As I write this, I can hear Joshua yelling "MATTHEW! STOP IT!" This is an attempt to get me to come in there and reprimand Matthew without getting in trouble for tattling. However, I think I will leave it to the Ya-Banians to work it out.