Sunday, December 1, 2013

Snippets from a furlough

I call this one "jet lag". This is as soon as he got out of the car from the airport.
True story:
1. Middle son orders corn dog at restaurant.
2. Son receives and bites into corn dog.
3. Son exclaims with delight, "Whoa! There's a HOT DOG in there!"


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My oldest, to his sister following her apology during a conflict in the car: "Whatever."
Me: "Now, do you think that was an interactive, helpful response?"
Him: "I was not trying to be interactive and helpful. I was trying to be an irritating jerk!"
Well. Points for honesty (?)--and that's about it. #thatsmymissionarykid

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"MOM! Their bathroom has TWO sinks and TWO faucets!"

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"Mom, are you sure we can drink the water from the faucet?"

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Grandpa made his famous shaped pancakes on our first morning back. My boys' choice: bodas (Ugandan motorcycle taxis). You can take the boys out of Africa, but you can't take the Africa out of the boys...

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"But Mom, I don't know how to use the drain!"
"Now, stop being helpless. You know how to use the... Oh, yeah. Sorry. See this little thing in the back? You pull it up..."
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"Mom, can we stay in this country forever?"




2 comments:

Amanda B. said...

Awwww, love this post! Found your blog on a life overseas - we're missionaries in Tanzania… We're going on our first furlough in July and though our little one is only going to be 3 when we return to the States I'm interested to see his response to everything. He's at that age where he [sort of] understands what's happening so it should be interesting!

John and Janel Breitenstein said...

Great to hear from you, Amanda. We enjoyed our time with family so much--but I was thrilled to see that my kids were excited to be home here in Uganda. Praying for your trip this July!