Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dear God...

(The following conversations occurred in our van today as we drove past a homeless man)

Jonah: "Mom, do we have any food for that man?"
Me: "Sorry Jonah we don't."
Jonah: "Ok. Dear God, please help that man find some food, warm clothes, a house, and a mirror."
Me: "Jonah, why did you pray for a mirror honey?"
Jonah: "So he can see if he looks handsome...for his job."
Me: "Oh, I see. Good idea."

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Jonah: "Mom, do you think those homeless peoples want to come over to our house for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?"
Me: "Hmmm. That would be a good idea honey, but I think we should wait until daddy is home for that."
Jonah: "Mom, you know how to make that sandwich! You don't need daddy to help you!"
Me: "Jonah, you are right, but mommy should wait for daddy to be home before we invite a whole bunch of men to our house."
Jonah: "Aren't mommies supposed to be home with a bunch of men if the daddy isn't home?"
Me: "Yes. We don't know those men Jonah so it wouldn't be appropriate for mommy to invite them over without daddy at home."
Jonah: "I will tell daddy you wanted to invite a whole bunch of men over, but wanted to wait for him to be home.  Do you think he will like that?"
Me: "Yes. You do that. Tell me what he says."

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Jonah: "Mommy can't you drive faster?"
Me: "No, Jonah, Mommy has to obey the law. Remember the numbers on the sign that tell mommy how fast I can drive? I have to obey them or the policeman will give me a ticket. Tickets cost money and mommy would be disobedient if I did that."
Jonah: "Are policemans like mommies?"
Me: "Jonah, what do you mean?"
Jonah: "Policemans tell you to slow down, like mommies and policemans can see you all the time, like mommies."
Me: "I guess the are like mommies."
Jonah: "And, you get in trouble with them if you are disobedient."

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1 comment:

Richard and Becky said...

Jonah, Mom is right; it's best if she waits until I am home to invite men into our home. Your mom is a faithful woman, to me and her Heavenly Father, but the world is full of people who do not love God or their neighbors. So, to be on the safe side, it is best if you, Elijah, and Mommy wait until I am home to have unknown men over for P. B. & J. sandwiches.