Dirt & Erin:
E: How was the field trip today?
D: It was sweet. We went to the State House, we got to meet the Governor, that was pretty cool. He came out and talked to all the kids and shook their hands. There were some really amazing paintings all over. There were also a bunch of Senators hanging around, we got to sit in the area where the State Representatives meet to pass laws. It was a pretty sweet field trip. Then we went to the museum and that was nice - they had a flag from the civil war with a bullet hole through it and blood stains....
(let me just add an editorial reminder here, that I am talking to my 36 year old husband)
E: Yeah - um, how was Avery?
D: He's a cool dude.
E: How many kids did you have in your group?
E: How were they?
D: A bunch of geeks
Avery & Erin:
E: So I heard that you had a pretty cool field trip?
A: Yeah, we got to meet the Governor.
E: That's neat.
A: Yeah, he shook our hands and then everyone was running round saying "I'll never wash this hand again"
E: Did you tell them that the Governor is just a regular person?
A: No, I ran around saying "I'll never wash my hand again".
Where have I gone wrong? :-)
Seriously though, I do hope our kids grow up caring more about meeting orphans than meeting governors. I hope they grow up viewing people through God's eyes instead of through the lens of what the world tells us is important.
...and in the meantime, I hope I can grow in that direction too.