Monday, April 5, 2010
Me: "Children, get thee down, do not be as fools!"
2nd Oldest: "What is she talking about?"
Oldest: " *sigh* I think she wants us downstairs for breakfast."
Baby E: "Do we have to come down already, Mom?"
Me: "I have my raised my voice to you, yet you have not quickened your step. You think that all is well, but I have asked you to complete the task assigned unto you---and yet it is to be seen!"
Oldest: "Alright, Mom, we're coming down....but we have off today, and all week, remember?"
Me: "Slovenliness? You speak of slovenliness? I have not languished in my bed, and yet I am renewed of strength and spirit! I strike while the hour is present, I have shown you this ten times by ten times, so you may see it as truth. But you still have no faith in my ways!"
Baby E: " Mom, I don't want to have breakfast now. I want to just stay upstairs and play with my Legos for awhile first."
Me: "Laughter? Play? You shall hear neither until our tasks are done on this day. And when your stomach cramps with hunger, then where shall you look for what was once laid before you? No, child, no, I warn you to be careful of which master you choose to serve."
2nd Oldest: "We'd better go downstairs, I know her, she won't stop."
Me: "Do my sons refuse? Is it because I am a simple woman? Is it because I do not strike fear in your heart? No, it is not fear that I want you to act upon, but love....yes! love, for what else is there for me to give? Children, come, come! That I may quench thy thirst, and warm your bellies with that which I have labored to set before you."
2nd Oldest: "*sigh* Don't tell me, let me guess, Mom's been staying up late watching The Ten Commandments again."
Me: "Come, my oldest, for my love for you is stronger than any fierce wrath which you may have, O my teenage son. Come to me, all my sons, arise! to greet a day, let us go forth, let the trumpets sound! and let us surrender our hearts to the treasures of a day of which we have never seen!
The Caravan awaits to take us to our journey. We must go with all speed!"
Baby E: "Does she mean get in the car?"