Here are the topics covered in dinner conversations tonight:
Pete Rose and his being banned from the Hall of Fame.
Donte Stallworth accidentally killing a man by reckless driving.
Jason explaining international trading systems in soccer. (snooooorrrre…oops, excuse me, I think I dozed off for a second).
Quick drill of post office abbreviations for as many states as we could come up with.
All of the Mallinaks read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, even Benjamin who is about halfway through.
Brothers in our old neighborhood whose mom hadn’t married her boyfriend (who apparently called all of the boys the “A” word) after two years.
Quick teachable moment by dad about our attitude toward unbelievers who can’t help but sin because unlike Christians they don’t have the power of the gospel at work in them.
A few funny parts Maggie remembered in a Junie B. Jones book.
What we should name future children in the family. Caleb wants us to have twins: Simeon and Jude. (no, this is not an announcement of some sort.)
This was a fairly typical conversation at our dinner table. I love the constant chatter even if 80% has to do with sports. I don’t want to forget these normal moments that represent a very sweet season of parenting.
What I still have a hard time believing is that it didn’t include:
Eat two more bites
No you may not be excused from the table
Stop touching your brother
Potty break 1, 2, and 3 (and at least one visit requiring my “help”)
That doesn’t count as a bite.
No you did not eat enough to have dessert.
Two more bites.
Okay, it’s time for your bath.
And yes, Joshua finally solved the Rubik’s cube. It hasn’t left his side ever since. 🙂