Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nice try

After my umteenth frustrating encounter with Nathan, my reluctant homeschooler, I went upstairs, grabbed my bible and tried to gain some perspective. I went to the book of wisdom and since today is the 30th, I read Proverbs 30. 

Ah Ha! Wisdom granted. I found exactly what I needed. I went downstairs to quote scripture to my young son. 

Me: "Alright, listen up. I'm going to read you something.

"Proverbs 30, verse 17 'The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.'"

Nate: "What does that mean?"

Me: "It means you'd better obey or your eye is going to get plucked out and eaten."

Nate: "That's not true."

Me: "It's in the bible. Of course, it's true."

Nate: "It can't be. I disobey lots of times...and I still have my eye."

Me: "sigh."

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