When Your Kid Is Into Geography

Falkland-Islands-Corrals

A child of mine and I were walking the sea wall. Talk shifted to swear words.

“Do you know any?” I asked

“Yes I think so” she said.

“Which swear word do you know?”

“The F-word”

“You know the F-Bomb? What is it, tell me?”

“Dad?”

“Yes, go ahead tell me”

Haltingly, with a rather British tone she says to me

“Faalk”

I correct her pronunciation and remind her that the F-word is not an appropriate word choice for her.

As I finish coaching her up, I notice a wave of relief washing over her face.

“What?” I ask.

“Whew” she says “There is a place on the map called the Falkland Islands and all this time I thought they were really really bad islands.

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About Dennis Arve Wilkinson

Happily married, blessed with four children, thrilled to have started Meta Communities in 2011. Born in Calgary, raised in Winnipeg, undergraduate education in Wisconsin (NIU) & Seminary education in Minnesota (CBTS). During my time in the Midwest I gained about a dozen years of pastoral experience. It has been my privilege to travel to many parts of the globe and divine providence has smiled on me by allowing me to be mentored by several men of great character over the course of my life time. I am a follower of Jesus - though not without struggle. I am committed to joining God in the restoration of all things by telling, showing, and welcoming people into the good news of God's story. God's story of redemption in Jesus is the best story the human has -- I am letting the better story shape my life and helping others do the same.

Posted on June 13, 2016, in Good Stories and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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