Archive for April, 2009

Does God Mind?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Glen and I try to instill Godly beliefs and values in our children. We have taught Dana and Xander that God is real and that he has an opinion of how we live our lives.

Since the concept of a sleepover was introduced to Dana by a book about two years ago. She has wanted to have one. One of Dana’s best friends for the last 3 years has been a little boy. She has repeatedly asked if they could have a sleepover.

Trying to cut off problems in the teen years. We told her that little boys and girls should not have sleepovers with each other. She then wanted to know why mommy and daddy could sleep together. So we added that if you areĀ  married, then God is ok with you sleeping with a boy. She has excepted that as the way life is.

The other night as the kids and I were driving home Dana posed a thoughtful question.

Dana: I know God is not ok with me having sleepovers with a boy until I am married, Right.

Me: Yes, that is right Dana. Not until you are married.

Dana: Do you think God minds that I share a room with Xander?

Me: No, I do not think God minds. There are different rules if the boy is your brother.

I think she is trying to find a way to have her brother evicted. Unfortunately her limited theology is not helping her at this point.

Xander’s first day of school!

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Well it was his first and last day. I wanted to go to Sacramento for a day trip and needed someone to watch him. I spoke with the director at Dana’s school and they were willing to take him for the day. To say the least Xander was very excited to be going to school with his big sister. I packed his lunch in a big truck lunch box. That excited him even more. When I dropped him off he never looked back for me. I think he is ready for school. Hopefully this summer he will be able to go with Dana while I teach.

Xander's first day of school photo

Xander's first day of school photo