Apr 3, 2017
I'm driving around with the Peaches (though it sounds like
we're riding on the outside of a train) talking about the who
controls the world. I received a helpful pamphlet from some door to
door evangelists that answer this question. Actually, my Dad
received this pamphlet but I stole it from him before he had a
chance to read it.
Peaches doesn't know the difference between Laurel and Hardy
and Penn and Teller. I don't know what to think about this. Laurel
and Hardy were important during her childhood years. And she's
pleased when she learns that she understood a joke from that
classic film. Also, she finally understands the joke from Mary
Poppins about a pig with a wooden leg.
Then, I call out my son-in-law for listening to Tim Hawkin's
podcast but not listening to mine! He flees instead of facing
We spent the afternoon at the McKinney house because my kids
were going to fight with each other and I wanted to record the
event. Lori lost her phone. I put the fight into context.
Peaches claims she is fearsome. Tabby allegedly has to work. My
wife eats some weird stuff for lunch.
We consider going to do a remote podcast with Tabby. Then we
talk about how Cami graciously forgives her brother for shoving her
off a cliff. Cami still loves him despite this kind of
Tim stands us up and I call him to confront him. He's on the
phone and does a terrible job of defending himself. He refuses to
admit he's a loser. Prideful whelp that he is...He doesn't even
know who Carl is! It's so sad.
Luke tells us what kind of movies he likes. Mandy doesn't like
War Room and I'm appalled. Christian films are worthy of discussion
so we discuss them. Christian novels are alike in so far as they're
alike. Plot twists, foreshadowing, characters, we talk a bunch
about movies and books. (Arrival we liked.) I give my impression of
God's Not Dead and if you listen long enough, it's favorable
(really). Calvinism makes a brief appearance again
The babies wake up and the decibel level climbs steadily. We
can't tell you names of these babies but you can hear them in the
background. Mandy recommends a television show to me. Reluctantly,
I admit that TBN might be used by God. Peaches tells a story about
a Muslim who converts to Christianity. It's pretty cool.
Luke describes the ideal Christian film. The Peaches suggests
that they separate their children by gender and each parent raise
them independently. Andrew describes the perfect Christian film.
The book is always better than the movie except for when it
isn't. We discuss reading levels in the US.
My first encounter with illiteracy blew my mind. Once you know
how to read, you can't not-read stuff. We imagine what it would be
like to not be able to read. Then we wonder if married people are
still betrothed. Bad spellers are still smart. This upsets me but
it's true. Mispronounced words are common among homeschooled
kids (at least at our house).
Lori rounds up the wild children and takes them to Rural King.
We'll hear about that a little later, no doubt. Working on a theory
as to why children are missing a sock when it's time to
Sleepy people do funny things. They also pee in weird places.
Dreams may reveal something about a person's self-confidence level.
Or maybe not. Luke explains how he has never failed.
A brief discussion of techniques for finding treasure (or
trash) on the bottom of a lake.