Monday, September 15, 2014


I think Jonah was four years old when he first identified Beth as his archenemy.  Since then, I've worked hard to change the story, talking up any small kindness between the two, and teaching them to serve (each other) happily.  But it made me sad.

My brothers, on the other hand, thought it was hilarious.  Every time he said it, blinking his big brown eyes, they laughed hard.  This summer, they asked him, "Is Beth still your archenemy?"  They told me later that he thought a little bit, then responded "Naw, she's just my halfememy."

I was so happy, I cried.  They thought I was pretending, being ironic.  I let them think that.

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