Thursday, April 3, 2008

Toilet Snares

I heard something on the radio the other day about how sometimes little kids misunderstand the words to songs or poems and how cute the results can be. I was reminded of our own children and a couple of the cute things they've said.

Mackenzie, about three and a half or four years old is singing to herself in her room while I eavesdrop... "O victory in Jesus, my Saviour forever, He socked me and bopped me with His redeeming blood, He loved me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him, He punched me to victory, beneath the cleansing flood." I hurt myself laughing so hard and trying desperately to be quiet.

(In her defense, when our pastor lead this hymn, he would always punch the air on the word "victory.")

About a year later, we were listening to "Oh Veggie, Where Art Thou?" in the van, and suddenly Mackenzie (again) pipes up and asks, "Mom, what are toilet snares?"

"Excuse me? What are you talking about?"

"In the song. It said through this world of toilet snares."

(Just a Closer Walk with Thee..through this world of toils and snares)

I laughed so hard I almost wrecked the van.


The Hemmers said...

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Nitchfield News said...

Hi there Erin, it's fun to see your blog. That's histerical! Aren't kids fun.