Ever met a 6-year-old who hates first grade? Let me introduce you to Josh, who thinks school is "booor-ing." So when Josh came down with an ear infection and got to miss a few days of school, he started to get his hopes up that this could be a long-term solution. If he could just stay sick a little longer, he could miss school next Monday, too!
That Saturday morning, we dished up our pancakes and waited for Gabe to say the breakfast prayer. Then just as Gabe was about to begin, Josh blurted out,
"Don't bless me! I don't want to get better!"
Because the last thing Josh needs is to wake up healthy on a school day.
And then we laughed.