Last night we were playing a game of horseshoes. You know that simple little game, easily played by all ages. However, for some reason none of us could score. It was ridiculous how long it took for the first person to get even get the first point. The enthusiasm for the game quickly dwindled. 🙁 I have always tried to teach the children to finish what they start, especially in relation to games. Nothing more frustrating than to be in the middle of a game and have the one losing decide to quit because they are bored or found some other reason to back out.
So after a while of playing my husband declared one more round would be the end for him. He finished his round and then went to sit on the porch stairs to watch the rest of the game. The baby (6 year old) looked at his dad and said:
“I’m not a quitter; I’m going to be a godly man!”
Where did he get that idea?
But we couldn’t help it, we laughed and laughed. Dad will be getting teased for quite some time as to whether he is a quitter or a godly man.
Thankfully the baby isn’t a separatist. He sat beside his dad while waiting for his turn and said “I can still sit beside you.”
Some of us worked hard at being “godly” we continued on until it was so dark we couldn’t even see where the horseshoes landed. No one could even make it to five points which was the lowered ending goal. 🙁 Thankfully, a baby goat started screaming and we had to end the game to find out what was wrong. Nothing. But it served as a good excuse to end the game and not be “ungodly“.