Friday, October 20, 2006

116 Days

Mrs. Euphrony has, for the last few years, directed our church's annual VBS musical. It occurs the last week in June and this year the theme was "Daniel: God's Mane Man" (Please refrain from throwing rotten tomatoes at your computers as you read the use of "mane" in the title. Remember, its for the kids.) A big part of the story in the musical was, of course, the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego and the fiery furnace. From the time our Little Euphrony saw the musical, she has insisted that her bedtime story be one thing and one thing only. "I want to read Rack, Shack, and Benny!" "But I said I want to read Rack, Shack, and Benny!!!" (she also loves the VeggieTales version.)

This lovely streak ended last night at 116 days. After a Wednesday night Bible class that focused on Jesus entry into Jerusalem, she wanted to read that story.

New fads never last, though. Tonight we were back to Rack, Shack, and Benny. She may actually learn something about Jesus, in spite of herself.

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Anonymous said...

I know you love your kid and all... but seriously, how do you do that???

euphrony said...

At first, we tried to sway her choice. But, to avoid a fight we ended up just giving in. We hope that she will get bored with it and move on on her own, as long as we don't push the issue. If we make a big deal out of it, then she shows her stubborn side.

Sometimes, it is amusing - she'll want it read "superfast" or slowly. Sometimes it gets hard - when her attention drifts and then returns, insisting that you read the page you "skipped", when you did read it when she wasn't listening.

Anonymous said...

"Please refrain from throwing rotten tomatoes at your computers as you read the use of "mane" in the title."

You should have put that at the beginning of the post. I didn't see it until too late.

Anne said...

I remember those days. We just started using Egermeier's Bible Story Book. Being a "newby" I enjoy reading (learning) the stories in chronological order.

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