Most people know that President Reagan was a HUGE fan of Jelly Beans and it was Jelly Belly beans in particular that he liked, in licorice. He took him to the capitol in Sacramento when he was governor and they followed with him to the White House and even on Air Force One.
Afterwards we ate lunch in Fairfield at El Azteca Restaurant. It was not the classiest joint but the food was good. It was so nice to eat a meal without any drama! Any parent of toddlers can tell you how restaurants are on the top of the Verboten list! Well, they aren't toddlers anymore, but even passing that stage still doesn't guarantee peaceful meals. We were a little shocked and happy at the nice time we had with our meal.
On the way home we overheard J talking about Luke 6:31. In our family devotions with school we have been learning The Golden Rule. We have not started having J and A memorize yet because we didn't think they could. She did fumble a bit on the words, but it is always amazing how much she picks up when we don't think she is paying attention. She has the shortest attention span of the three and a wiggly bottom, but often times she really grasps and remembers things we teach. I haven't totally figured out her learning style yet. It was so sweet to hear her little voice saying scripture.
A short while later the girls were "fighting" and whining and we told them that that wasn't following the Golden Rule. I told J that she should treat her sister kindly, that she was blessed to have a sister. I always wanted one, but never had one. I told her that she and Allie were a special kind of sisters; they are twin sisters. J said, "I'm a twin sister!" I asked her, "Do you know what a twin is?" "Yes" "Tell me please." J answered " A twin is when the wind comes up in the sky and...Oh! I just can't tell you what it is now!" We had a chuckle over that. Then I told her in age appropriate terminology that twins are when a Mommy carries two babies in her tummy instead of one, like when I had D. J retorted, "Yes! When Mommy has lots of babies get in her tummy and then her tummy gets really big!" LOL Oh, if she only knew! :o)