Wednesday

Let Me Tell You About Riley

Some bloggy re-runs to tell you about my family, starting with the children.

Meet Riley in this story:
As I mentioned in Riley's Aspirations, one of his goals in life is to be a comedian. If our family is any indication, he is well on his way. A few weeks ago I said, "Riley, you make me laugh." He got a big, self-satisfied grin on his face and replied, "Mom, that is music to my ears." If you have known me for a while you know that I generally have a "Riley story". I actually had forgotten one until someone else mentioned it this weekend:

Riley and I stayed home from church when he had a sore throat one Sunday night. Ashley was at Bible Bowl and Troy went to praise team practice. Trying to get a glimpse into his ever-growing spiritual self, I questioned him about ways he may want to be involved in a church body:

"Riley, how do you want to be involved in church when you get a little older? Would you like to be a singer, like Daddy, or. . . "

(pause as I realize maybe he doesn't want to follow in his father's musical footsteps, and trying to figure what church work is better suited to his personality).

Riley finishes up for me: "Or, I could be a sitter, like those 5,000 other people!"

What do you say to that?

Then there was the time that Riley was fixing his hair in my bathroom as we all scurried to get ready for church. On one trip into the bathroom I glanced at my watch and exclaimed, "Oh my gosh!" Riley continues to do his hair while gazing into the mirror, in a very Arthur Fonzarelli manner, and replies, "I'm not 'oh my gosh!' I'm 'ooh-la-la'." Confidence is no problem. Humility, on the other hand. . .

You can hear all about Riley here, too:
Making a List

2 comments:

Bobby Ross said...

That's hilarious! And the weirdest part is I had never seen "Fonzarelli" spelled out. I trusted you but verified you got it right by Googling. :-)

Janice said...

I love 'kid' stories. My friend Jennifer shares stories about her two sons. I'm always telling her to write them down. They are priceless. I think it's great that you are doing this.

 
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