Thursday, October 27, 2011
On the way home...
Last night I taught "Bible Buddies" for a group of little ones at our Wed night church service...I mention this so you know why I showed up at church with 5 tired kids without Luke. By the end of the evening, I had spent most of my energy reserves trying to teach a lesson on lying with vibrant participation, ie interruptions, playing Simon Says and corralling Willem, who was crawling all over the floor eating bits of paper.
When services were over I bee-lined it to the car and told Adrian to get Christian buckled. In my haste to get going, I didn't oversee if it had been done correctly and set my sites for home. Then the commotion from the back started to heat up..."Christian, sit down. I can't buckle you unless you sit. Christian, right now, sit down....please. Mom, I can't buckle him, he's too big (with his coat on) and won't sit down."
I told him to try again. He said he needed the light on...I said to just try again because I didn't want the police to see him not in his seat...
Adrian sounded more desperate with the impending doom of police upon us...since Adrian has successfully buckled Christian many times...I felt no need to intervene yet.
Adrian: "Christian...come on...do you want to be in chains Christian."
Me: "If anyone would be arrested it would be me, just buckle it Adrian."
Adrian: "I just can't do it...Christian please, now mom will go to jail Christian."
Jude: "she won't be gone that long..."
Adrian: "yes she will, like 8 years (voice starts to sound teary)."
Noah (without much emotion): "Who would take a kid's mom away...it's just ridiculous."
I thought it was nice he wanted me around...but then he added "we wouldn't be able to drive anywhere." Nice, thanks Noah for your selfish concern for me, your driver.
We did make it home safe...the boys calling out every speed limit sign and checking my gauge so we wouldn't get pulled over and them deciding which baby sitter they would stay with while daddy was at work if mom was "in chains".
great Wednesday evening fun. =)