Friday, September 07, 2007

Strange Story

Hope, Isaac, Noah and I all went into a grocery store together. Hope and Noah were riding in the cart, Ike was standing next to me helping me push. We were headed down the dairy aisle.

Out of the blue this kid, maybe 5 or 6 years old, standing with a cart in front of us looks back at us and says "You frickin people..." His mother slapped her hand over his mouth and picked him up to carry him further away from us.

We all looked at each other in disbelief. Noah said, "Mom, did that kid just say frickin people to us?" I said, "Yeah, he did. Strange huh?"

Hope said, "He is a bad boy."

Isaac said, "Well, he might be a bad boy but he might be a good boy just doing a bad thing." (Isn't he full of grace and mercy?)

Then the three of them had a discussion about what would cause a kid to lash out at them. They reasoned that his mom taught him that or that the devil did. It was an entirely entertaining conversation. We have this Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis book about Adam and Eve. They are very focused on the devil and the role he played in tricking Eve.

We did not see the kid again during our shopping. But he sure provided lots of material for discussion and speculation.