Friday, April 09, 2010

What’s the plural of house?

We spent FHE this past week with the Houses. They have four girls—12, 8, 6, 5—and a boy, who is 11. Rachel fits in almost seamlessly with their girls and follows them around like a puppy dog just waiting to be involved in their next little game.

Amiee welcomed us as we gathered for the lesson, “And we’re so happy to have the Heisses with us…”

“They’re the plural of us,” Brent cut in, grinning from ear to ear.

We all turned to stare at him while he waited for us to get the joke.

“What?” Amiee finally blinked.

“You know. Mouse : Mice… House : Heiss…”

We stared at him blankly awhile longer before comprehension set in.

“Very clever,” Amiee laughed.

I don’t think any of the kids ever got it, although the grown ups all found it rather funny.

FHE was fun. For the lesson we did something very similar to this, which is what my cousin Michelle did on Easter with her little family. I think it’s fun to see that even though we’re thousands of miles away from our cousins we’re doing the same kinds of things.

First dyeing Easter eggs with electrical tape like Brock and Layla, then an Easter egg game explaining the crucifixion and resurrection like Andy and Michelle. Maybe we should coordinate outfits next….


  1. I think it's funny. That got a real laugh out of me, not just a pity one. :)

  2. I also thought that was funny. Took me a moment to get it though...haha.

  3. Very clever! :) I love reading your blog Nancy, wish I had more time to read more of it. Are you guys getting excited to be back in the states? :)