We were playing Parents vs. Kids. It was Caleb's turn to draw for his team. Now, Caleb is a very bright, intelligent, and creative boy. But, if there is one thing he is not, it's an artist. Especially, when he is given just one minute to draw a pine cone and have his sisters guess what it is. Well, he started with the pine cone, but he figured they'd never guess it unless he drew a squirrel too, so he tried to draw a squirrel. By the time the timer ran out, all of us, including Caleb were on the floor laughing so hard we couldn't breathe!
We were DYING! It took us a good 10 minutes to get ourselves under control! We'd think we were O.K. then, we'd glance at the drawing and start busting up again. We joked about submitting it to the Friend Magazine with "Caleb age 8" printed below. Caleb joked that he thought the card read "a squirrel after being hit by a nuclear bomb." Even a half hour later, when it was time for family prayer, we were struggling to stifle our laughter over his drawing.
These are the moments I live for!!! I am so grateful that we follow the prophets counsel to hold regular Family Home Evening. I am grateful that Caleb has thick skin and is confident enough in himself to laugh at himself every once in a while.
He gave me permission to post the picture on the blog so it can be in our Family Year book. We keep the original displayed in the kitchen for those times when we need a little cheering up.
Thanks Caleb! You're Awesome!
|Caleb G. Age 8|