This installment of Bracken Blurbs is devoted to Ethan. Mr. Logical-to-a-fault. You might be able to tell some kids that their father is the milkman and they will believe you, but Ethan would probably just tell you that his Baba is a preacher, not a milkman!
1. Once, during church, I gave Ethan a hug and a kiss. He then turned around with his "flirty" eyes and said, "If you want to keep kissing me, you can". Well, son of mine, thanks for the permission! Now, off to the convent!
2. A few weeks ago, someone bought Ethan and Abbey a cup of Dong Gwa tea. You guys don't have this stuff in America, but I actually love it if it has lemon juice added. Ethan was not so fond of it. After he took a drink, he wrinkled up his face and asked Chris if he liked that kind of tea. Chris, wanting to be polite because the giver of the tea was standing nearby, answered, "Yeah, sometimes." (Translation: "I only like it if someone gives it to me and stands there to see if I am going to drink it!") Ethan then replied, "Well, I hate this stuff!" Did I mention that he is honest to a fault, too?
3. If you have ever seen Chris preach, you know that he gets somewhat excited. He has a hard time standing still, to say the least. Can I get an "amen", Kaohsiung? After one pretty exciting service, Ethan went straight up to Chris after dismissal and asked Chris if he needed to go to the bathroom. When Chris said no, Ethan very seriously told him that he looked like he had to go pee when he was preaching. Well, at least he was paying attention!
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