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!"

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

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

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

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...

"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..."

"Mom, can we stay in this country forever?"


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!