It is really great when your kids' personalities start to come out. Josie is quite an observant little girl and is full of random, yet usually very thought-provoking questions. The other day, while in hysterics, she asked, "Why did God have to make mosquitos? I don't understand why they are so mean!" Danny Foote, in all his wisdom, explained his theory, that before Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, mosquitos were friendly, nice insects. But after the fall of man, mosquitos turned into mean, hurtful creatures. Josie thought about that for a few seconds, and then continued to cry. Micah then decided that Josie would not do so well at Tabir 120 this summer where there would be tons of bugs and lots of mosquitos. Upon hearing this decision, she again burst into hysterics, and told her daddy that she truly loves all the bugs that God made and can she please still go to camp!
Jaden is becoming very protective of his sister. When she gets punished from Mom or Dad, he gets very emotional and tells us very forcefully, "Don't do that to my sister!" On Mother's Day, we had to take him to the hospital after gashing his head open. It was quite an ordeal for him, but he is getting used to the idea of the doctor. Josie, on the other hand, is not so sure about the thought of medical treatment here. The kids are going to the clinic in town to get physicals for school today. This morning, Micah, trying to be reasurring, said that all they have to do is check them over and put the device on their arm to get their blood pressure. The mention of "blood" sent her into hysterics yet again (do you think we have a drama queen?). Jaden then reassured her by saying, "Don't you worry, Josie. I will hold you."