Thursday, October 02, 2008

Laughter can soften the edges

I made my dad laugh today. I called my parents on the way home from my bible study. My dad answered and for a second, I held my breath. You see, we have been sending some emails back and forth regarding an email that was sent to me. You probably have seen the email that "quotes" the Book of Revelations about how the Antichrist will be a man in his 40s of Muslim decent, etc. Well, I responded to all and of course, my dad got my reply. I have two problems with this email. First, the last book of the bible is the Book of Revelation--no 's'. There is one revealing, so no plural. The originator of the email lost all credibility from the get go. The second problem is that the word Muslim is not in the bible and the word Antichrist is not in the book of Revelation. My dad said I was nit picking and I replied when someone is misquoting scripture, you need to nit pick. OK, I'm sure I've lost a bunch of you on this minutia. Anyway, my dad and I haven't spoken on the phone since these emails have gone back and forth. So today, when he answered, I was a little nervous. I asked him what he was up to and he asked the same. I told him we were going home after bible study and Clayton doesn't like the child care there. Then Clayton chimed in with, "I like it now." I then told dad that Clayton likes it now. Here's the story about my dad's chuckle.

It seems that lately Clayton argues with me on everything. The sky is blue. No it's not. It's cold outside. No it's not or I like to be cold. You get the picture. So one day I turned to Clayton and implored him, "Stop arguing with me!". With which he replied, "I'm not arguing." And that is what made my dad laugh. It was a good ice breaker.

1 comment:

Auburn Kat said...

I used to be like that with my dad, always trying to prove him wrong. I do'nt know why I did it, but it did teach me to do my research first before I argue with someone.