Sunday, January 11, 2009

Relaxing Weekend

For the most part this weekend has been a nice break coming off the crazy of the holidays and all. Friday night Chris worked night hours in Col. Bri had a friend over to stay all night and went to the Teen Night Out our church offers once a month to teens (Safe enviro. for games and then a devotions time). Bri's friend Dani went for the first time and another friend met them there. This left the little kids and I home alone for an evening of movies and sundaes. Sat. and Sun. Joseph has been miserable with a head cold. Chris took Bri to church this morning without the rest of us to stay home and doctor him and hope he feels better by tomorrow. Lots of laundry caught up and a little cleaning things are starting to feel more organized around here.

I wanted to share a funny story. We have been fielding the issue of the opposite sex with our children ever since we started public school. We knew this was a part of it and have prayed much for wisdom, understanding and Godly direction when speaking to them on any issue. We take each conversation very seriously and give it our immediate attention. So far I have felt pretty great about the way we have handled all instances. I'll admit however, that sometimes the men in our family have another way of dealing with these situations. There is a boy at school that "picks" on Bri. I say it that way because as she is telling us about him she acts upset all the while smiling at each little detail. Uh-huh, not so upset, if you catch my drift. That being said her brother isn't too kind about it. He overheard us in a conversation about this kid and in his John Wayne kinda slow smile he says to Bri, "well you tell that boy tomorrow at school that if he doesn't stop pickin on you that your brother is going to break his fingers". The baby is sitting on the floor sayin "you a good bruder Joe you a good bruder". Then he says, "you too Natalie, any boys messing with tell em that your big brother will cruuuussshhhh em." Brianna often tells us that she refers to her Daddy a lot when dealing with these boys. "My Dad is really protective over me, he wouldn't like hearing you talk to me like that," she'll say. One boy said, "I'm not afraid of your Dad". Chris says to her "You tell him to come ooon oover." Funny listening to him re-tell this stuff to his brothers over Christmas. Not to worry Chris is very serious at just the right moments. At all the moments he makes no mistake in letting them know he Loves them and he Will protect them. Between the Beck men and the protection of the good Lord above I feel pretty good about it.

Just wanted to share that. Hope you all had a great weekend.

Love Ya, Chelle.


  1. That is SO funny. I never get to see that beautiful dynamic of the brothers protecting the sister. They sure don't seem to care to protect each other! I can just see Jos and Chris having this manly look in their eyes and cracking their knuckles and heaving their chests! :) Precious. M.

  2. Great story, chelle! You won't ever have to worry about those girls of yours! I can't say we've had conversations like that around here yet. Jord's probably not old enough and well....we don't see many other kids! How nice to see siblings sticking up for each other!