Our engagement with the Gospel and what it means to live that out in the world is shaping us to become pacifists. We still have a long way to go, given that we thought The Dark Night was, you know, AWESOME and somehow an exception (you know, 'cause Batman doesn't use guns!). All of this having been said, here's a snippet of our bedtime argument tonight:
Me: Time for bed, Jackson. Your day is done.
Me: Goodnight. I love you.
J: No! Poopeyhead. Stupid. [Pause] Gun.
Who says words will never hurt you?
Jackson is an incredibly sweet, kind, loving boy. But, man, he knows how to push my buttons. So, in response, I present this video flashback of Jackson as a 2 1/2 year old, singing his theme song, "Down By the Riverside" in the back of Aunty Kara's car. (He and Owen were wearing costumes. It was a crazy day.) If there was a bouncing ball for the lyrics, it would read: "Ain't gonna study war no mo-more, Ain't gonna study war no more. I ain't gonna study war no more (giggles)."