Monday, March 2, 2009

Authority Structure


Last night during church Collin became very dehydrated. He asked Harold if he could go out and get a drink. He was told "no" very authoritatively. It is the opinion of my dear husband that we don't walk out of church unless not doing so would draw even more attention to our pew than walking out would. Thinking that my heart might be a little softer than Daddy's he turned to me and whispered "can I go get a drink". "Collin", I said, "Daddy just told you no". "Yeah, but you're older than him so you're in charge", he whispered back. Now I just have to convince Harold that those sixteen months that I was on the earth before him helped me to develop a vast wealth of knowledge that he needs to dip into. Leviticus 19:32 is now my favorite verse, "Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God". For some reason he still clings to Ephesians 5:22, "Wives submit to your husbands as to the Lord". Oh well I guess I'll give in to him since his scripture seems a bit more relevant to our relationship, and I really don't want the responsibility. I'll just constantly remind him of the advantages of being married to an older woman. In this picture, that was taken this past weekend, we were called the "old(er) love". I think that means that he's catching up with me anyway.

7 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

My what LOVELY photography. "-)

As I was reading this to myself, not out loud, I kid you not, my Ethan says to me "How old are you?" and I said 40, he said "How old is Daddy?" and I said 38...literally as I'm reading this blog...and he says "Mom - YOU are older than Daddy!" Maybe it was discussed this weekend amongst the kids - so funny how their minds work!

Beth said...

That is precious! You need to keep all of these "events" in a journal. They are priceless!

Kimberly said...

There are many things that come to mind that could be said...but I will refrain!:) A very funny story!

Kim M. said...

Too cute! Unfortunately I can't use that one because Michael is two years older than me. I'll have to think up something else. Love it!

Angela said...

How cute...they think so straight forward don't they?

Juwah said...

AHH the power of age. I bet Ethan has used the old "I'm older than you" line on Collin. :) Well, I have to run and remind Matt how much older I am than him.

~Heather~ said...

Too cute! =) Hope all is well your way!
Just enjoyed having 4 men from our church here to visit our family for a few days. God helped and gave us wonderful services and a great time together.