REAL Conversations in our House #3

Recently, our daughter, Jessica (Becca), opened her mission call.  She was in Ukraine at the time, so we opened over a group video call.  Dad had been kidding her that he was going to open the call and change it to being called as a soldier back to Ukraine (Ukraine is currently at war with Russia, and she was, at the time, 12 hours from the front lines).  You’ll also need to be familiar with the book/movie The Hunger Games, in order to fully appreciate this brief exchange.

So it went something like this…

Becca: (reading her call)…”Sister Kane, you have been called as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to the UKRAINE DNEPROPETROVSK MISSION”

Dad: Nathan, will you serve as tribute???

 

I recently had a health crisis, and being put on a high dose of prednisone caused my body (mainly face and belly) to swell up like a blow fish.  I wasn’t sure the grandkids would recognize me when they first saw me.  Aside from a wary glance, they seemed to do fine and we got on with dinner.  After dinner, I needed to go rest and started walking to my bedroom.  

All of the sudden I heard the fast pitter patter of thing 1 and thing 2 as the boys barreled after me down the hall yelling,

“Oma Oma Oma!”

I turned around and said, “Yes?”

Our four year old, leading his two year old brother behind him, bluntly asked, “Why you face got ugly?”

As if that wasn’t hilarious enough, the next week they came and the boys seemed unaffected by any changes in my swelling body.  Until the same four year old randomly ran up to me in the middle of his playing and asked,

“Oma, how come you face still ugly?”

Thing 1 and thing 2

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