Tuesday, October 31, 2006


So, my girls are at it again. Yesterday, it was this, between Barbie and prince charming…

“If you don’t keep your promise, I’ll chop off your head!”

Well, now, that ought to make prince charming think twice before making a promise he doesn’t plan to keep!

Still, I’m thinking we should probably get to this, to save my girls’ future prince charmings…

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8


Blogger Andrea said...

Always a good word to remember. Although, sometimes I *feel* like chopping off a head of someone who does me wrong. (haha)

8:42 AM  
Blogger Janel said...


With 3 boys and a girl in the house, we've had similar "conversations" around here. Too funny!

Thanks for the laugh!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that little section of the Bible. It's always one that hits you everytime. I want to instill that in my children as well. First I need to have them though :)

Hearing them say funny stuff like that totally reminds me of when I was little. It was never chopping off heads, it was throwing rocks and getting a lunch detention, lol

10:17 AM  
Blogger Mark Goodyear said...

I love funny barbie stories. I remember one time, during communion, my daughter just stripped three barbies naked right there on the pew. It was disconcerting to focus on Jesus' sacrifice with the little exposed dolls in my periphery--but we still laugh about it, and I squeezed a little poem out of the incident.

And 1 Corinthians 13 is so beautiful--especially in the context of the previous chapters.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

No, no. Off with their heads! Come on, let them frustrate vicariously.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do admire how much your girls think of promises, though. When so few people keep their word, it's refreshing to remember that a promise really should mean something.

Those two are precious! (Your girls, that is, not Barbie and Prince Charming. Though they are nice too, I'm sure!)

4:26 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Andrea... yes, funny how kids express what we are sometimes secretly feeling!

Janel... come laugh anytime... happy you stopped by. :)

Stephanie... oh, I can never get through that verse without a twinge. It's probably a good one to read once a week.

Mark... listen, now, you can't go talking about great Barbie poems without sharing... post, oh do!

Heather... yes, vicarious play is good. Maybe I should remember that from time to time when I get mad at my spouse. :) (you know, maybe I should go in the basement and tell a Ken doll like it is.)

Charity... thanks... yes, they are certainly precious to me. :) And what you say about promises is definitely the up-side to their play. A promise is serious business, and they seem to know that.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Irish Church Lady :) said...

Been watching too much history channel about Henry VIII I'd say! lol

6:53 PM  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Oh the years of their childhood. Enjoy them!

8:20 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Ooooh...I love it. I wonder if there is a book somewhere of "overheard Barbie conversations". It would be great!

2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree.. that would be an interesting book. I'm sure my cousin and I said some interesting stuff over the years we played with them :)

9:47 AM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Irish Church Lady... oh, now, you got ME laughing! I only wish it was my kids' erudite historical tastes that informed such violent play sentiment. :)

Ted... enjoy them, I do. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever laugh again when they're gone.

Sara... maybe you should think of writing it! You know, you could add a little green philosophy in there too. I'm sure the dolls wouldn't mind. :)

Stephanie... if you remember some stories, send them to Sara (tee hee).

9:23 PM  

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