My son the punk rocker

Yesterday, we had a little adventure. The kids had been watching a movie, and Jason and I were in the office while they did so. We were aware that the movie had ended, and the kids were playing quietly. Too quietly. So I casually yell at Jude "Whatcha doin'?"

He runs down the hall and looks at me. "Playin' with toys."

"Okay," I say, taking him at his word. However, when we went out a few minutes later to check on them, Noah looked like this:

Jude had found my nail polish and decided Noah wasn't colourful enough, apparently. So, we got him all cleaned up and went out to watch the hockey game at friends'.

However, we were fairly unimpressed that Jude had lied. We were even more unimpressed when we got up this morning and found out that Jude had done it again!

This time, it was much worse, especially in Noah's hair, and Noah wasn't the only decorated item. Daddy's tools sitting on the counter got a new coat of paint, too. I guess I overestimated Jude's powers of understanding and self-discipline by not moving the nail polish to a higher location after yesterday's incident.

Thank goodness, we had to cut the boys' hair anyway. So, that's what we did this morning. Thanks to the nail polish though, I think this is Noah's shortest haircut ever! (We contemplated giving him a mohawk for a while, thinking that with his naturally spiky hair and the new blue and pink tones we could pass him off as a punkster, but I ended up just cutting out the nail polish and buzzing it.)

Jude trying to hide while I take the picture.


Prayer request: A couple of weeks ago, a local mom had her 10-month-old daughter climb/fall out of a shopping cart and sustain a minor concussion. While she seems to be recovering nicely, her one eye is still wandering around a bit, and they don't know what long-term damage may have been incurred. Please pray for a complete recovery for this precious little girl, and peace for her stressed-out mom.

Litmus test: This B.C. couple travelled half the globe together using only human-powered modes of transportation. Check out the story here. No wonder they called this a Litmus Test--if your relationship can survive 145 days in a rowboat together, I guess you could probably survive anything else life could throw at you!

Quote of the Day: "Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.... The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials." Lin Yutang, O Magazine, October 2002