Once a week, we have an HFG/AMC meeting (Home Fellowship Group/Area Missional Community). This is like a small group study.  It is usually on Wednesday nights and it keeps us out pretty late (past Coop’s bedtime at least). We arrive home around, oh, 9 or 9:30 pm. Last night was one such night, though it was a Thursday.

We took our babysitter home and then headed home ourselves. It was pretty chilly here last night; the car temp gage said 39, and that was around 9:30 pm. When we got home, Jeremy asked Cooper to help him look for something in the garage. He and Cooper opened the door and were searching for said item and I was standing there, waiting for them.

Cooper looked at me and said, “Mommy, what’s that smoke coming out of your mouth?” I had to think for a second and then I realized that it was cold enough that you could see your breath outside. I laughed and laughed (as did Jeremy) when I realized that Cooper had probably never noticed this before now.

I showed Cooper that if you breath out of your mouth, the air is so cold that your hot breath looks like smoke. Cooper laughed and laughed and laughed when he realized that he could do it too. It was so funny and cute. Then Jeremy jumped in on the fun and told him that if you do it slow you can look like a “choo-choo” and he then proceeded to chug-a-chug-chug to our door with Cooper laughing and trailing behind.

This was one of those fun parental moments that tickled Jeremy and I pink!


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