An exchange between A (a little boy about 5), and S (a little boy about 7):
A: are your little sisters still twins?
S (incredulously): of course they're still twins.
A: now? they're still twins?
S: twins are just twins. they're always twins.
The puzzled (and slightly exasperated) look on S's face was priceless.
My favorite quote of the day came from M, a little boy about 6 years old. The teacher said that she was going to bless the snack and for everyone to be quiet. After she finished praying, M turned to me and said with exuberant confidence: "I'm a great blessinger."
I really want to teach the children theologically rich, classic hymns. I love praise music, but a lot of it just isn't as laden with good, solid theology. The hymns I learned in my childhood have reinforced truth in me like nothing else, and I would love to pass that on. So, I'm compiling hymns that I would like for them to learn over the course of a year. My initial list is below (in no particular order).
- May the Mind of Christ My Savior
- Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners
- Great is Thy Faithfulness
- Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
- Fairest Lord Jesus
- Praise to the Lord
- My Jesus, I Love Thee
- How Deep the Father's Love for Us
- Amazing Grace
- And Can it Be
- What a Friend We Have in Jesus
- Trust and Obey
- There is a Redeemer
- Be Thou My Vision
- How Firm a Foundation
- Have Thine Own Way, Lord
- Holy, Holy, Holy
- How Great Thou Art
- It is Well
- He Leadeth Me
- 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
- When I Survey the Wondrous Cross