Okay, this blog post is pretty much a personal email to my mother. (Hi, Mom!) Because it’s my blog, and I can do that. And today’s post is kind of – well – me bragging about me and my kids. Which you just don’t do in public. It’s tacky. So pretend you’re just accidentally listening in, and carry on.
You know who I love? This guy: Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg. You know why? Because all day today Drew has been begging me, begging me, to get off work so I could teach him more bible lessons. (From his own personal bible, originally made possible by zur Laden zum up there, if you follow). As it was, I had to stick little tiny ones into my work day because he was standing at my desk with his new bible open just tempting me with that new book smell and the crisp, thin pages (that was one of the lessons – bible pages are thin, turn carefully. Even as we speak, he is standing right over my shoulder saying, “One more lesson for the day? Please?”
We got the new bibles at Hastings today. (I love you too, Hastings. You and Johannes.) And I love them. The version is NIrV, which I highly recommend for kids. It’s safari-themed gold. Today we learned how to find chapter and verse, we reviewed the first book of the bible and learned how to figure out who wrote each one (a feature of their bible). We started to learn the song that helps you remember the New Testament books, but it wasn’t as brilliant as I remembered it. I learned that thing in fourth grade and still use it in my head when I’m supposed to turn to one of the Timothys or something. And yet, it’s shockingly unhelpful. It’s not like it rhymes. But anyway, we’re up to Two Corinthians on that baby, and we’ll get the rest eventually.
I taught the boys about Proverbs too (I know, I was all over the place, but seriously, begging they were.) About how it has 31 chapters and a lot of people like to read one chapter each day of every month.
“For instance,” I said to Drew. “Today you would read Proverbs. . .?”
He thought hard before he came up with this doozy:
That’s right. Proverbs chapter Wednesday. He’s learning so much!