We were once again headed out as a family to one place or another. Now when in the car, Jeff and I can usually have a conversation for at least in the first 3 minutes of driving, sometimes more if we are lucky. These are not heavy conversations but just a time that I can tell him a few things.
This time I used it to tell him about how Jake took a little tricycle to the top of our very long, very steep (I am talking like a 30 degree angle steep) driveway, sat it down and lifted his feet in preparation for the ride of his life.
I saw this happen out of the corner of my eye and was not prepared for this and all I could see was him running into one of the rocks or trees along the driveway or worse yet getting all the way down it into the road. I totally scared me.
Thankfully, the tricycle turned and he just ended up stopping in the grass. But it was one of those, 'man I think that I need new underwear' moments.
Hayden over heard me tell Jeff this story and couldn't understand why I was so upset by this. "Mom," he asked, "Why were you so scared?"
Jeff answered the question, "Mom was just scared that Jacob would go all the way down the driveway and hit a tree on the other side of the road. She just didn't want him to get hurt. Thats all."
Hayden replied, "Yeah, if he goes to the other side of the road he might get attacked by bears."
I started to tell Hayden that that was just not true but Jeff took the conversation and just milked it. "Really Hayden, bears would attack Jacob across the road? Would the aliens attack him too? What is Jacob suppose to do?"
I gave Jeff that look, you know,'the really you are going to go there with our child who already has an over active imagination!?!' To which Jeff replied with the 'oh yeah I totally went there' look.
Then Hayden interrupted our telepathic conversation with, "Well, he would just have to pray."
Jeff and I just looked at each other.
"What? What is praying going to do?" Jeff asks just to see where Hayden is going with this.
"Jacob just has to pray to God and then God with train the bear to sit down and be nice and then He will send the alien back to Mars. God is big and he can do that." Hayden confidently told us.
I just smiled. The faith of a child is such a beautiful thing.
My husband only reads my blog once a year
2 hours ago