Thursday, November 23, 2006

About the boys

Aaron is still doing so nicely in school and tries hard. His main goal in school is to make me cry, as they’ve witnessed tears of joy when they do something well! Bless their hearts. Caleb brings out bits of information that he remembers from months ago and thinks about it or asks questions about it. He has a very inquisitive mind. Aaron’s favourite thing to do at the moment is to hide. He’s forever tucking himself away in places, usually not very well, but he loves the excitement of the hunt. He also loves when I hide, so in the evenings, after their bed-time story, they both go off for a wee and water and then I have to hide, sometimes in the dark bedroom, other times with the light on. They always complain that I didn’t hide in a good enough place, even though they might have looked in three other places before they find me! We’ve been reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to them (Nick and I have both been reading it), and last night we came to the part where Aslan resurrects after his death, which was the night before. Caleb usually sits and listens quietly, and I know he takes it in, but lately Aaron asks questions about words he’s unfamiliar with, so I know he’s really paying attention too. After last night’s section, Aaron kept laughing to himself and couldn’t stop smiling. He said he was so happy that Aslan was alive again. Caleb discovered for himself that Aslan is like God, in that he could come back to life. Nick finished the story today, and explained how Aslan is like Jesus, taking our (Edmund’s) punishment.

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