I’m sitting down with Jonah for a few minutes before bed. He has his nose buried in a book as he waits for me to finish setting up for “stunning news from New England”.
And what exactly is the “stunning news” for our readers, Jonah?
You should all read The Mysterious Benedict Society.
It’s a good source of adventure. A good source of good and evil. And a common source of smartness, which means just use your brain and you’ll figure out the answer easier and quicker.
Jonah, is there anything particular that you would like to talk about this evening?
Easter is coming.
And why do you want people to know that?
Oh, wait, I remember something. I’m having a dental checkup on my spacers and hopefully he is going to take them out.
Jonah, you have been doing some service projects as part of your Awana experience. Tell me a little bit about, not so much the projects themselves, but why do you feel it is important for kids to be involved in community service?
Well, first of all, it helps… Hmmm…that’s hard. It helps the kids think about other people. And that it is good to help other people. And it can be fun.
Have your service projects been fun.
Excellent. The weather has slowly been warming, although not so much today. But, what is your favorite thing about spring?
It’s getting very close to being warm enough for squirt gun battles. And that it’s easier to take walks without having to walk through 100 feet of snow. (as he giggles at his own joke.)
It’s fun to play balloon volleyball. Since the air in it is not helium, it comes right back down.
Jonah, you have a little sister. What would you say is the best thing, and also the most challenging, about having a little sister.
(As Abby protests that she is not little) I thought I just heard a little fly buzzing in my ear.
The fun thing about her is that it can be fun playing two player video games with her. Plus, when we are playing games, I can spy on what she is doing without her realizing quickly.
And the challenging thing is that she keeps poking her head around even when I ask her not to.
Jonah, you just suggested that I ask you what your favorite music is. So, what is your favorite music?
I like C.W. McCall — Greatest Hits to be very specific — and Newsboys’ Shine. And I recently acquired some new ones. Sticks and Stones from the How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack; In Christ Alone; and also, some Owl City: Ocean Eyes.
That sounds like some pretty great music.
Beware of Apples.
Apple the fruit, or the computer?
The computer company! They invade your privacy.
But I like their stickers.
Well, Jonah. It’s been very fun talking with you.
I also have another book to recommend. Wolves of the Beyond by Kathryn Lasky — the maker of Guardians of Ga’Hoole.
Very nice. Thank you for visiting with me tonight.
And that has been another installment of our fun family conversations. Jonah will again be checking in through the day and over the weekend so comment away.