Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ten Grandchildren

Our church is in the middle of a capital campaign to raise money for a new building and my son was chosen as a spokesperson. Ok, maybe it's because I'm on the committee. And my mom is too. Anyway, they have been talking about the need to have a bigger impact on the community for years to come and they needed two kids to answer questions about what the church means to them. They chose my son and a little girl that he loves named Abby.

The video aired at church on Sunday and it was the first time I had seen it. He. Was. Hilarious. I know I am biased, but the things that came out of his mouth had me rolling on the floor. Here's a quick sample of the dialog.

"What do you like best about our church?"
"The chocolate donuts."


"When you get older, are you going to marry Abby?"

"Yes, but when I get older, I don't think I'll be quite ready to get married. I'm still going to be living at my house."

"How many kids are you going to have?"
Abby raised up four fingers and Luke looked then said, "I'm going to have THIS MANY kids!" He was holding up all ten fingers. Needless to say, there were quite a few people at church that offered to help me with my ten grandchildren.

While writing can capture some of it, the true humor was in their facial expressions and the way he was literally bouncing on the couch, tackling Abby and kicking his legs as he struggled to stay focused and still. And so I am going to start capturing this very thing every six months. I'm putting a reminder in my iPhone to do an interview with both of my boys to ask them anything and everything under the sun. I think, in the end, it will be a treasure for them and for me. They will only have these busy little boy minds for awhile. I don't want to miss the opportunity to capture it.

Do you ever interview your kids? What are some of the craziest answers you have gotten to questions that you ask them?

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