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Well worth the price of admission :)

September 27, 2009

Mr. Sparky wasn’t around tonight so when I went to take the 12 year old to her youth group meeting, I didn’t know how I was going to spend my 2 1/2 hours on the other side of the toll bridge.  Let’s face it– Barnes and Noble can only entertain me for so long.  I twittered my dilemma, and Lori at tweeted back that I could come hang at her house.

Hmm.  Social activity?  With no particular focus?  This could be interesting.  I already knew that I liked her family, so hey…why not?  I accepted her kind offer, dropped Liv off at Fud’s, and tooled on down the road.

I’m really glad I did, too.  Good conversation, a tasty dinner that Lori slaved over (ok, maybe “slaved” isn’t the right word, but she cooked it and I ate it and it was tasty), plenty of goofy Noah action, a chance to check out some of Andy’s fab art hanging on their walls, and some sweet baby smiles.  But perhaps my favorite part of the evening was when I was about to leave and Lori’s seven year old son Nathan came and stood in front of me with a solemn look on his face.  I could tell he wanted to say something, so I paused.  He looked up at me, totally deadpan, and said in a monotone voice : “You crack me up.”  He said it with pretty much the same excitement and inflection as one would say “you have some mustard on your chin.”  All I could do was laugh.  I told him the feeling was mutual, because it is.  That boy is hilarious, but he’s not trying to be.  He’s just quirky and funny.  He looked at me as if I’d suddenly grown a chicken foot out of my forehead.  I asked if him if anyone had ever told him that he’s funny before.  He quickly shook his head no.  I assured him that I did genuinely think he was funny and that he had a dry sense of humor, which I like.  I’m pretty sure he now thinks I’m funny and insane.

Thanks, Lori!  Who knew time could fly so fast?  Two and a half hours went by like twenty minutes!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. darlene permalink
    September 29, 2009 7:35 am

    Nathan is seriously one of my favorite people. He IS hilarious, so quirky and witty. Best of all is his tender heart toward God. I love him!

  2. October 9, 2009 2:47 pm

    As you might have noticed, I’m incredibly behind on my blog reader. I JUST NOW read this post. It made me feel so good! Nathan is my most challenging child, but he’s hilarious and he does have a tender heart toward God. I can’t wait to see where God will take him. Thank you for noticing and appreciating him! And, as long as I don’t already have plans, you can kill time at my house whenever you want/need to!

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