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.......I'm sitting here at the table in front of the computer, Ryan and Jesse are on the couch staring at some show on TV, and Adrian is standing at the end of the table serving himself some juice.
I said "Hey....have y'all thought about what you're giving up for Lent?"
Jesse and Ryan said "Hummm........"
Adrian said "That's for me, too, right?" (because kids are excluded from fasting or giving up meat on Fridays during Lent)
"Sure...." I said. "What do you want to give up?"
He said "Well.........what kinds of things do people usually give up?"
I said "Lots of people give up things like chocolate or coke or some such, but you're supposed to give up something that is a sacrifice for you....and not complain about it."
He thought about it for a minute and said "I could give up my chicken nuggets...."
.......and I started to tear up. Chicken nuggets are 'everything' to that boy, and for him to knowingly, willingly give them up proves to me that he understands what sacrifice is and he's okay with it.
Then Ryan says "Gosh, Adrian....why do you have to be all cute and perfect and making Mom 'awwwww' all over you?!"
Adrian said "Geez....you're so filled with hate today, Ryan!"