Adopted by the King
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When I Grow Up (the story of a bum?)

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Hello again! This blog has been quiet as I’ve been taking some time to think about how I want my blogging to fit into our life. I’m still mulling that subject over, but today I had a gem of a story that just had to be shared.

At the store, Harley launched into a monologue on a common childhood theme: what I want to be when I grow up.

When I grow up, I’m not going to get a job and go to work. I’m going to live in a cardboard box. It will be nice and comfortable. I’ll just sit there, and people will give me money. Then I’ll get to go shopping! And I won’t have to work.

That’s right. My son’s current goal in life is to be unemployed. And homeless.

Sigh. I wanted to just put my head down on the checkout table and mourn all the work I’ve put in to providing a quality, personalized, classical education. I will continue in this pursuit, of course, intending to give my kiddos the best chance they have to do whatever interests them…which I am definitely hoping will be God-glorifying, servant-hearted work. But they do have the freedom to choose homelessness—I just won’t be funding it.

While Harley’s proclamation was definitely a *head-desk* moment, it has provided us with some laughs this evening. Does it go without saying that we have been battling laziness for a while now?!? Pressing on…


Earlier this week, I was helping Emma off the potty when she turned to me, grabbed her bottom, and said, “Mommy. I have a bum.”

So to close, Emma has a bum and Harley wants to be a bum. The end.

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