Landon's prayer over dinner:
Thank you for God
And thank you for the movie we're watching after dinner.
"Did you say anything about a movie after dinner?"
Let the record show that no prior mention of movies was made before this prayer.
He's a funny one, my preemptively grateful optimist.
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And also pretty easily diverted, too. As we got ready to follow my after dinner plans for him (a bath), Landon asked me, "Where's the Coke? Please I make a soda?"
"Do you want to play with the funnels in the bath?" I asked, confused.
"No, you said we could make a soda in the bath."
Ahhh...yes. I had said we needed to put baking soda in the bath.
Now I get why bath time had seemed a more intriguing option than a movie.
Remember Three Ways to Unravel in which I mentioned the tribulation we also call bedtime?
I caught a glimpse of light at the end of that tunnel.
Tonight, in the middle of a game he was playing, Landon abruptly stopped and said, "Please I go to bed now?" and grabbed his bear and snuggled into bed.
And that was that.
I sure am crazy about that kid.