Having Someone for Dinner: Not My Kids

“Not Me” – Bravely confessing some of my (or my family’s) faults, failings and quirks by denying them.

Since our family lives in Knoxville and we moved here from Kingsport, one may think that the Scattergories task of thinking of a U.S. city that starts with ‘K‘ should be a piece of cake.  Of course the college graduate, home educating father of 10 did NOT leave it blank because he was unable to think of a single one.

We try to make it a practice to regularly read books to our children about great men and women who lived godly lives of strength and bravery for Christ. We want to place before our children heroes of the faith, men and women for them to emulate.

One of our current reads is The Story of John G. Paton;  Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals. Of course Colby did NOT recently say,

“I want to find someone to roast over the fire and eat for dinner.”

Apparently we may need a bit more clarity about whom it is admirable to emulate.

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10 Responses to Having Someone for Dinner: Not My Kids
  1. Heidi C.
    January 24, 2011 | 8:19 am

    Colby is hilarious!

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  2. Brandy K
    January 24, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    WOW. You live very close to me! That surprises me for some reason and gives me encouragement too. I was telling my husband this weekend about something you said on your blog. He asked where I heard it from (sorry, can’t remember what we were talking about) and I said “Raising Olives.” “Oh yea,” was his response. Then I went on to chronicle the different things that I have picked up from your blog and implimented into our family. We were both surprised that without too much thought we were close to 10 different things. Anyway, all of that is to say, YOU LIVE CLOSE TO ME!

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  3. Hannah H
    January 24, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    I love your “not me ” posts !

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  4. Gretchen
    January 24, 2011 | 4:26 pm

    Your page links appear to be broken in addition to your feed–email me and maybe I can help. :)

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  5. Jessica
    January 24, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    Oh no!! That is too funny.

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  6. Bonni
    January 24, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    Too funny!!! It AMAZES me how my children can perceive things SOOOO differently than I intended!!

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  7. Annie @ Beauty In The Surrender
    January 25, 2011 | 8:10 am

    OH Goodness Kim! That’s funny!

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  8. Trisha
    January 25, 2011 | 6:58 pm

    Absolutely hilarious! We used to live in Knoxville, too, before moving to the Southwest. Oh, I miss it!

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  9. Penelope
    January 25, 2011 | 11:38 pm

    And this family did not just recently visit friends in *K*ingston, either, I suppose? ;)

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  10. Elizabeth
    January 26, 2011 | 6:22 am

    Oh how FUNNY! thanks for sharing and putting a smile on my face this morning!

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