Happy Monday Before Christmas, Y'all!
I thought I'd be too busy trying to get ready for Christmas to blog, but then I remembered I don't cook, and I don't shop. I barely clean. I totally have time to blog!
1. Yesterday, Kid C gave me a glimpse of what he really believes about the afterlife:
Kid C: "Hey Brodi. When you die, and then when you come back, I'll be your father."
me: "Excuse me?"
Kid C: "When you die, and then when you come back, you'll be a little baby. So I'll be your dad. Right?"
me: "Um, no." (That's all I said, because I didn't even know how to begin to tell him all the things wrong with that sentence.)
Kid C: "Oh. Okay. Then, when you come back, will I be a teenager?"
me: (just to make things easier, and evade this teaching moment): "Yes."
2. Bree Despain's book The Dark Divine comes out tomorrow. Tomorrow! Check out this trailer for it:
3. So, it's December 21st. How are all y'all's Christmas Plans going? Or, if you don't believe, how is your:
-Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus?
-First Day of Winter?
-Look at the Bright Side Day?
-National Flashlight Day?
Yep. These are all official holidays for December 21st. I wouldn't want to leave anyone out.
I love the evening of the 21st. That's when we gather our family, and hunt throughout our house for random flashlights, and then when it gets dark, we hunt around for the batteries. And then mother (in her kerchief) yells at father (in his cap) that he should've gotten stupid batteries at the stupid store. And then we light candles, and little Timmy mutters under his breath, "One day I'll be a teenager, and then I'm outta here."
It's beautiful, really.