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Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Chronicles of Biscuit - "My Plan for My Day with Dad"

The Chronicles of Biscuit - Stories about our youngest son, Tyler, whose nickname is Biscuit.

Tomorrow night I will be at a ladies' retreat (which I look forward to blogging about!).  Our oldest three children are going out of town with their aunt to a football game.  That just leaves Biscuit and his daddy - and boy, oh boy, is he ever excited!  You may remember that several months ago Biscuit was wanting some alone time with dad.  Well, I'm sad to say that it never did happen.  It's hard to find the time to be one on one with each child, honestly.  I think it's fun when there are just pairs...getting to spend time with two different ones in different situations.  But one on one doesn't come around too often, so Biscuit is extremely excited.

When I picked up Biscuit after school today, he told me he had thought about his Friday evening plan with his dad.  Here is Biscuit's plan:

1.  Dad will pick me up after school.
2.  Dad will take me to Hop & Sack (our one and only convenience store) where I'll get my drink (our kids only get one soda a week - usually on Friday.)
3.  Dad and me will play Lincoln Logs.
4.  Dad will cook steak, mashed potatoes, and green beans.
5.  We will watch "The Chronicles of Narnia" (Biscuit and his dad's favorite movie).
6.  We will sleep on the couch bed.

Biscuit's got it all planned out.  Everything is just perfect in his mind.  Will his plans succeed?  Maybe so.  Probably so.  He may very well get everything he's planned (although I kind of think my husband was thinking "Sonic" instead of cooking steaks!)

But, you know what?  Even if something on Biscuit's plan doesn't go just exactly like he thinks it will, I know that my husband and our youngest child will be spending quality time together - all alone....without any of the rest of us home.  A rare treat, for sure.

I'm certain I've mentioned this before, but God our Heavenly Father longs for us to want to be with Him, just like Biscuit wants to be with his daddy.  God wants us to think of our plan - even write it out if we need to - but schedule time in our day just to be with him.  I pray that our alone time with God is often - even daily - and that it's not something that is a rare treat.

Our Heavenly Father wants us to look forward to our time spent with Him in study, in prayer, in silence, in worship, in our daily lives.

So, today, make a plan.  Make a plan for a day with your DAD - Your Heavenly Father.

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. James 4:8

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.  Psalm 145:18


Mrs. Johnson said...

That is so sweet! And so Tyler... :-) I always enjoy working with your children. Jacob's group worked so hard on their marble ramp challenge today. When it came time to test it, the marble got stuck somewhere in the middle and never came out. Instead of getting upset, Jacob busted out laughing. They have such excellent character, I know you are very proud!

Lori said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment :). Jacob (and Morgan...he came home with us today) told me all about the marble run and it getting stuck. That was funny. Morgan also said how that once you start changing your plan, it doesn't always work as good. Thought that was neat that he realize that!

By the way, if you ever do have a problem with any of our children and that they are showing an attitude that is not appropriate, please let me/us know.

I'm so glad Jacob is getting to have you this year. He is really enjoying the experiment/lab parts.

Thanks, again. Lori

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Cute! Hope they enjoy their time together!

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