My parents spent the weekend in Kansas City with the Joneses. In addition to doing a lot of farming with Papa Thole, Brennan also found some time to create some artwork for Mary Clare and Great Grandma Thole. Mary Clare received a handmade book featuring pictures of Brennan and Papa at the fire station, as well as carefully stapled book tucked full of tickets, also known as small pieces of carefully cut paper I will be finding around the house for months to come. Great Grandma Thole was a bit luckier in the art department and received a completely precious foam cross emblazoned with the word "God" across it. You know, just so there's no confusion.
My dad delivered the cross to my grandma this afternoon, and she was genuinely delighted by it. She immediately had dad hang it in her room, and was quite complimentary of Brennan's handiwork.
Sherri relayed this to Brennan, and their conversation went a little something like this:
S: Brennan, Great Grandma really loved her cross.
B: Was she so excited?
S: She was so excited.
B: Did she yell?
S: No, I don't think she yelled.
B: Did she hop out of her bed?
S: No, I don't think so.
B: Well, now she can pray to God.
I think the current favorite phrase of Brennan's equally devout cousin Mary Clare says it best: Lord have mercy.
For real, I am still laughing.