Traveling with my children to the beautiful mountain town of Asheville, NC for the next few days, is making me giddy as I type this. (I am throwing this decision on my poor children, so ask me….not all of them, if they want to go, and blame it on my “How spontaneous are you?” post).
I am speaking to a Mops group at a church that is known as a “light from the mountain” – Biltmore Baptist Church. Can you imagine the majestic scenery I am about to encounter at peak season for leaves? Yipee!!
It will be worth the 3 hour drive, and spontaneously spending the night Wednesday is what keeps the sparkle in our home school.

Do your really think those poor unsuspecting MOPS moms are ready for a little Beauty and Bedlam? My talk title surely reflects the balance.
Character Counts: Polishing the Pearls amongst the Pandemonium and Poopies.
And if we ever meet in real life…please ask about the story that inspired that title…it came from the poopie part, not the pearls…just in case you’re wondering. 🙂

I leave you with a few funnies that made me chuckle…ahh….from the mouths’ of babes. 🙂

* A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal, its throat was very small

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, ‘When I get to heaven, I will ask Jonah.’

The teacher asked, ‘What if Jonah went to hell?’

The little girl replied, ‘Then you ask him.’

* A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing.

She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was..

The girl replied, ‘I’m drawing God.’

The teacher paused and said, ‘But no one knows what God looks like.’

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, ‘They will in a minute.’

* A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.

After explaining the commandment to ‘honor’ thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, ‘Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?’

Instantly, one little boy, the oldest of a family, answered, ‘Thou shall not kill.’

* The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a religious elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The teacher made a note, and posted on the apple tray:

‘Take only ONE. God is watching.’

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note, ‘Take all you want. God is watching the apples..’