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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Snow Fun and Bible Games





I got my "baby fix" today. Since I didn't get the girls on Sunday, they were here for awhile this afternoon. They came prepared to play in the snow -- so we did!!! Tomorrow it's supposed to be 38 -- those piles of snow will begin to diminish, I hope!

Taking them home, we usually play games. Tonight we played "Bible". The 6 year-old started.

6-yr old: It's about the story of Samuel. It was a woman who made a promise that she would.... Now you have to say what she said she would do.

8-yr old: She said she would give him back to the temple.

6-yr old: You're almost right. She said she would give him to GOD, but God lives in the temple so that's okay.

8-yr old: This is a man who is very strong.

Grandma: Did he pull down a building?

8-yr old: Yes

6-yr old: It was Sam. . . Saul? No . . . (with a bit of help she got to Samson)

6-yr old: This is a woman who saved her people. And she became the queen.

8-yr old: Esther.

A few more rounds. Grandma and Grandpa play a bit. As we're almost there, the 8-yr old says, "I had a good one, but I thought it might be too hard for you. There was a man who went to war, but he was afraid and had a woman to go with him to lead the army."

Grandma: Do you mean Barak and Deborah.

8-yr old: (Astonished silence) You know about Deborah??

Grandma: It's a good story, isn't it? Where did you learn it?

8-yr old: I don't remember. I learned it a long time ago. Not last year because it wasn't in Ms. S's class. I think before that.

Earlier today in a teachers' workshop, I had drawn this quote to comment on:

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." - Mark Twain


I had thought maybe grandparents were exempt from that phenomena -- but I guess not. I think I passed the test this time. I'd better go brush up on my Bible stories. One never knows what's coming next....Quick, tell me about the book of Hezekiah!

6 comments:

Still Learning said...

I love the sparkle in your eyes when you are with the girls!

bren j. said...

Wow! Those are some SMART granddaughters you have!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Beck said...

They're cute!
My dad asked my son how old he thought Papa was turning. The Boy thought for a second and then suggested "820?"

T said...

That is so awesome. I can't WAIT to be a grandma!!! Someday...

BTW... I read your "O Brother Where art Thou Comment" on Linda's blog today... I loved that movie! Sad, I know...

My girls have perfected the song "IN the Highways, in the hedges" and I make them sing it all the time. :)

Ann said...

The book of Hezekiah (hee hee!)

It is so cool that your granddaughters are so familiar with the Bible and love to talk about it! :)

Sarah said...

What a good Grandma you are! You can tell how much those girls love you and how much you love them!

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