This week Zoe got to do two nights of Vacation Bible School at our friends’ South Dakota congregation. As I was putting my very tired little girl to bed after the first night, she sleepily murmured something about “the Jesus song O”, and then looked me in the eye and said, “Trust God.”
This, it turns out, was the take away line from that first night of VBS. When we were getting ready to head over for the second night, I repeated it to her, and she grinned and yelled, “Yeah! Trust God louder!”
And my heart soared. Because, this is exactly the kind of thing you want your kid to be yelling with a smile on her face. On the list of Favorite Zoe Sayings, it is right up there with “I love you so much!” and “Let’s take a nap!”
Children are amazingly impressionable (Pro Tip: This is not news). They listen to everything you say (except when you say things like, “Stop running!” or “Come back here!” or “Don’t throw that!”), and they will repeat it at the most inopportune time.
So, if instead of saying, “You want a beer, Mom?”, Zoe will sometimes say, “Trust God louder!”, I call that a big win.
What wonderful or terrible things have you heard out of the mouths of babes this week?