Thursday, September 25, 2008

Just like his dad?

As much as Luke loves being Daddy's helper and going everywhere with him, I'm glad to know that he misses me during that time. He informed me today that he plans to stay with me forever and ever, even after he's grown up. I'm not banking on that one -- and I'm even hoping and praying that's not the case. Not in a negative way, but in that raising him, he has the confidence to go into the world as his own person, knowing God loves him and will guide his steps, if Luke seeks his guidance.

ANYWAY! As we are spending a day at home, "decompressing" from the busy-ness of the past few weeks (and before the busy-ness of the weekend), the kids and I spent some "school time" and "Cubbie time" before playing some logic games (which they think is just plain fun, not realizing how much it's building up their brains, haha!) then giggling over Bambi. Out of all the kid movies we've watched, Bambi has to be my favorite...not necessarily the story line or the cute characters, but because Luke and Susanna giggle almost the entire time watching Bambi's and his friends' antics. That in turn makes me laugh. Today, however, it finally sunk in to Susanna about Bambi's mom. As they were racing from the meadow to the thicket (Mama, what is a thicket?) and the shot rang out, Susanna came over to me with concern all over her face, "Mama, did Bambi's Mama get shooted?" "Yes, Susi, she did." "Oh. Okay. By a huntay?" "Yes, Susanna, by a hunter." (although when I told Tony about our conversation he said to make sure they know it was a POACHER not a HUNTER...hunting season isn't in the spring with the new grass peeping through the snow...). "Oh, okay, Mama." "Hey, maybe it was Uncle Tim that shot Bambi's mama!" (yeah, above all, I'm still a sister to a no-longer-pesky little brother) To which Luke came back with, "No, it was ME! I'M a great hunter! I got that deer!"

Yep, you can tell we live in hunting country.....

5 comments:

precious grandma said...

Bambi has always been my very favorite Disney story. And, I still think about it during hunting seasons, hoping NOBODY will get Bambi!
Actually, sounds like Luke will be a great hunter some day. Probably sooner than any of us realize.
I'm thankful you enjoy our children's "childhood" so much. I did too, when you 3 were still at home...and yes, I miss it now. Love you all.

Karen said...

Gaby used to say that he was never getting married and that he was going to stay in our house forever! Now...he's almost 14, tall, very good-looking and WANTS to move out of the house, somedays.
Girls are stealing his heart and they seem to be more attractive than me! Oh well, I still have Edson!

liz said...

Go Luke! Maybe he can clear out enough deer that it will be safe to drive again!

precious grandma said...

And maybe they'll stop chewing up our little fruit trees and flowers!

Roger said...

Wow, Uncle Tim has some competition. Go Luke! I'm rooting for you to find the big bucks. Uncle Tim can find his little doe; or just bring the turkey.