We pile on our green couch after dinner to cover Our 24 Family Ways, where we ask the boys questions like, “If you knew you were about to say goodbye to someone for a very long time, what would you say?” – and where Ian will answer with phrases like, “black spider man will eat your lunch!”
Our efforts in the realm of Biblical teaching always seem to end with discussions on bodily functions or in snarly faces at the arguments over who gets to say the nighttime prayer.
Last night, our conversation ended like this:
Isaac: Daddy, when does someone get to be a grown-up?
Seth then gives a silly explanation of maturity that allows for a short detour in college. Finally he says you grow up when you get married.
Isaac, turning beet red: Ewwwwwww! I don’t want to get married!
Us: Why not?
Isaac: Because Gross! And I don’t think y’all are gross, but I’m glad I’m not y’all!
Me: Well, Jude has to get married because he always talks about how he wants to have lots of babies.
Isaac: Jude, then that means you’ll have to love a woman A LOT! And that means that she’ll have to be really really really really sexy.
And though we’ve explained many facts concerning sex and though I see ears perk like taste buds to honey when the topic comes up, we are surprised, hysterically laughing, slobbering down our face, knee slapping, and red as beets.
Isaac, with hands in the air and concerned face: What? Isn’t that really how babies work?