When Anita took Aaron Job and Abby to the park along with several other mothers & children from our church, Aaron Job noticed the absence of any men. He asked Anita, "Where are all the Daddies?" Anita explained, "Well, the daddies have to go to work to provide for their families." Aaron Job caught on quickly and added, "And the mommies go to jewelry parties!"
As we were pulling out of a gas station, Aaron Job saw some random man getting into his car.
Aaron Job: "Who's that?"
Me: "I don't know"
Aaron Job: "Is he nice?"
Me: "Well, I don't know."
Aaron Job: "If he trusts in the Lord, he can go to Heaven."
Praying before one evening meal, Aaron Job began thanking God for different people in our family (he rarely prays like this). After listing several people, he stopped and said a bit urgently, "Oh, I forgot something!" We all pause, waiting for him to perhaps mention another family member that slipped his mind... he then said,
"I don't have a drink!"
Anita: "I'll get your drink Aaron Job, but you need to finish praying first."
Aaron Job: "Otay. Amen."
As hard as it may be to believe, sometimes 3 year old boys don't like to take naps in the afternoon. So when Aaron Job would take a good nap, Anita was sure to praise him.
One afternoon, after such a good, long nap, Anita began her accolades to her son:
Anita: "Good boy, Aaron Job! You slept really good, you didn't get out of bed, you didn't make any noise..."
Aaron Job (interrupting): "And I didn't poopoo in my underwear!!"
We'd been trying to sell our house for a couple of months. We found a house we really liked, at a good price, and it happened to have one of those nice swing sets made of the heavy timbers. Aaron Job played on it while we toured the home.
So one night we were praying that God might allow us to get this house. We reminded Aaron Job of the house and the swing set - which got him excited. We suggested that he should pray and ask the Lord if He would please give us this house. So he did with a nice, simple prayer:
"Lord, would you please give us this house with the slide?"
After a few seconds, he cracked open one of his eyes and looked at me and asked: "What'd He say?"