You know how when you're a kid, when the excitement of opening Christmas presents has passed you find yourself seeking the large boxes to play with, make forts out of, etc. It doesn't matter how expensive the item within had been, it only matters how big and sturdy the box is.
We had a similar experience last Saturday while visiting Lola in Washington. Saturday was dedicated to seeing the sites that Seattle has to offer, and of course entertaining the kid. There were four adults and one young child present and we were all anxious to see Leah's excitement as she saw all manner of fishes, octopus, jelly fish, and even got to touch a star fish at the Seattle aquarium. Then we hit the art museum.
Despite our efforts at entertaining, Leah would probably classify her highlight of the day the brief stint at the play area at the mall. We stopped here when the adults were exhausted and needed a sit-down, but to Leah, it was heaven! What was the subject of her play, you ask? A giant strip of bacon, and fried eggs and a banana the size of a full-grown adult. Who thought of this? What does this say about America that our children enjoy playing on oversized and over-fattening breakfast food?
“When God wants a great work done in the world or a great wrong righted, he goes about it in a very unusual way. He doesn’t stir up his earthquakes or send forth his thunderbolts. Instead, he has a helpless baby born, perhaps in a simple home and of some obscure mother. And then God puts the idea into the mother’s heart, and she puts it into the baby’s mind. And then God waits. The greatest forces in the world are not the earthquakes and the thunderbolts. The greatest forces in the world are babies.” ~ET Sullivan