this doesn’t matter a bit.

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this doesn’t matter a bit.

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Except that it was amusing.

Both of my boys are delightful goons, but very difficult to wake up in the morning. As a result, there is no one method of waking them that works for any length of time. A couple of weeks is about all you’ll enjoy out of any particular success. So a few days ago, the luxury of walking in singing, “Gooooood morning boy-zes; tiiiiiime to make yer good morning noises” while turning on lamps wore off. So I’ve been trying climbing into the lower bunk with my 5 year old Penner and slowly trying to talk them both into the day’s existence. It’s not working well, but the other morning this scene unfolded:

[complete silence from both beds]

ME: Hey, Penner. What kinda shirt do you want to wear today? Maybe a pink t-shirt with a Barbie on it?

[complete silence from both beds]

ME: Hey, Penner. What about a yellow t-shirt with a unicorn on it?

[complete silence from both beds]

ME: Hey, Penner. What about a green t-shirt with two girls telling secrets on it?

[Suddenly there was a lot of scrumping around in the upper bunk, and Grey’s head appeared over the side rail, saying]

GREY: Hey, Penner. What about a black t-shirt with a picture of you losing a wrestling match on it?









About Author

kevin alton

Kevin is a writer, author, and speaker in Christian age-level & family ministry circles. He is the co-creator of the Wesleyan curriculum resource Youthworker Circuit and content curator for Science for Youth Ministry. He lives in the Georgia woods just outside of Chattanooga, TN, with his wife Britta and their two boys, Grey & Penner.

1 Comment

Gavin Richardson

May 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm

haha! I love it!!

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