***originally posted March 12, 2009
I’m letting you listen in on one of our conversations after our bedtime devotions. We have been reading from the book of Proverbs.
Elijah, my 5 year old: “What does wise mean, Mommy?”
Me: “It’s kinda like being smart.”
Josiah, my 9 year old: “No, it’s not.”
Me: “Well, how would you explain it to your brother then?”
Josiah: “Ejay, smart is counting 20 cars on the road. Wise is knowing that if you step out on the road, you’re gonna get killed.”
And that, we all agreed, is a wise approach to life.