Pigen, aka “Jesus”

Tonight, like every night, my children were ordered to the bathroom to brush their teeth. And of course, not surprisingly, an argument erupted. As usual, this argument stemmed from Einstein’s extreme selfishness. He refused to let Pigpen borrow his toothpaste. My mother finally cracked. She explained that she currently shares her house, her bed, her food, etc with Einstein. What would happen if she didn’t share? He would have nowhere to stay, nowhere to sleep, and nothing to eat. And very Einstein-like, he proclaimed that he didn’t need her stuff, he would find it somewhere else. “Well then!” my mom exclaimed, “You can sleep outside tonight. But you can’t bring your pillow or your blanket, because your mother bought those for you and she doesn’t feel like sharing either.” She then escorted him to the front door, scooted him out, and promptly locked the door and shut off the porch light.

Now, it does get EXTREMELY cold on the island at night. The wind whips up from the water and it’s just bitter, bitter cold. Nevertheless, I expected Einstein to stand out there in his underwear, shivering on the door step, teeth chattering and lips blue until one of us took pity and let him back in.

And yet, it took 4 minutes. 240 seconds and he was ringing the doorbell. But of course he still wasn’t admitting defeat. He said that he needed to find something he owned in his bedroom. And as he entered the room, sweet little Pigpen said “Here Einstein, you can use my pillow and my blanket.”

Now if that isn’t such a wonderful illustration of Jesus’s love, then I don’t know what is. It was Einstein that refused to share the toothpaste with Pigpen. And yet, Pigpen still felt such love for his brother that he was willing to give up his own comfort for the sake of someone else. Jesus was persecuted, beaten, tortured, and killed and still, “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Amazing.

Now here’s the disturbing part. If I can see Jesus in Tristan’s sweet little soul, then who do I see in Aidan? I think I’d better get on my knees and start praying real hard that I’m not raising the Anti-christ. (Lol)

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1 Response to “Pigen, aka “Jesus””


  1. 1 Nikolai September 6, 2006 at 5:07 pm

    did you give birth on the 6th of the 6th, 2006?

    Otherwise, according to hollywood, you’re okay. And they’re never wrong god bless em.


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