January 8, 2011

Three Henry Stories

1. We signed Henry up for wrestling. He has been really excited about it. I think the best part is watching Randy teach Henry. Randy was really into wrestling when he was younger, living in Idaho. He was really good, too. He was district champion when he was in junior high (the highest you could go, apparently.) It's all sorts of daddy-son fun.

Randy was telling me about a conversation he and Henry had on the way home from practice the other day. Here's how it went:

Randy (speaking in a Russian accent): We are going to crush our enemies!

Henry: Daddy, stop!

Randy (still in his Russian accent, which sometimes slips into a Chinese one): Okay, I'll stop... right after I crush our enemies.

Henry: You can't.

Randy: Why not?

Henry: We have to love our enemies.

Randy: Okay, how about we love them and then crush them?

Henry: No. We can't! Because the bible says we have to love them.

Randy: How about our friends? Can we crush our friends?

Henry: No. We can't crush anybody.

I love that Henry is so sweet but I wonder at what point "sweet" will be interpreted as "nerd" or "sissy."

2. The other day I was getting the kids ready for their bath. I was goofing off or something which prompted Henry to say, "Mom, you're crazy." Curious as to what he'd say, I asked if he thought if my mom was crazy. Henry said, "No, she's scientific." Right.

3. In an attempt to try to make the Sabbath significant in our home we decided to make the rule of no video games on Sunday. EVERY week Henry will walk around and sigh, "I wish we could play Mario Kart today," or some other subtle hint. I'm pretty good at ignoring him for the first few times, but sooner or later I lose it and tell Henry to shut his whine hole or he won't be able to play the rest of the week.

This week was more of the same, but before I got to the point of throwing out threats, Henry asked why we didn't play Wii on Sunday. I told him it was a special day and that we needed to do things that helped us think of the Savior. He seemed to appreciate that and sat down on the couch. He was quiet for about 30 seconds (half of an eternity for Henry) and then said, "I wish there was a 'Jesus' game for the Wii." Ah, sacrilege!


Josh, Sandy, Jaclyn, and Kinsey said...

Too cute! I always love a good Henry story! :)

MaryBeth said...

Henry is brilliant! Tell him to patient a while longer. Surely someone will come up with a game where Pharisees and the Sadducees get to duke it out and you have to collect enough fish to feed the thousands.

Too far?

Maren Hansen said...

Hey my kids are trying to figure out how to get Primary songs on Guitar Hero... Can't you just hear the heavy-metal version of "Reverently, Quietly"?