Things I Want to Remember, Vol. 14

Joshua is a talker. A nonstop talker. As in, the kid scarcely takes a breath as the words just come spilling out. I’ll bet he speaks 30,000 words a day. Easy.

The little guy has always kept us in stitches with his little “Joshua-isms”. Here’s just a smattering of some of the memorable things he’s said in the last day or two:

  • Yesterday he said, “Dad, it’s a bad idea to shoot an elephant with a BB gun. It’d probably just make him mad.” Just in case you were wondering.
  • Tonight, out of nowhere during dinner, he goes, “Worms reduce gravity from skeletons as they colonize other planets.” After I stopped laughing, I asked him where he heard such a thing. His answer: “Scooby Doo.”
  • He also was talking to Jackson tonight and he got loud and boisterous as he said, “You know, son, this isn’t just some fantasy land where we can do whatever we want without any adults being around.” Wonder where he’s heard that before? It’s good to know that if something happened to me, Joshua would take over as corrector for Jackson.
  • I performed a wedding today and Sunny took Joshua and his twin sister. On our way home, we had to stop at Kroger to pick up some groceries. As we’re walking down the charcoal aisle, Joshua comes running up to me and grabs my hand and says, “Dad, you did a good job preaching the wedding.” Amid all the words, Joshua has always been such an encourager. And I hope he always keeps that kind spirit alive.
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