Thursday, January 29, 2009

Are You My Mother?

When my son Brandon was a toddler, he had a favorite book for a while. It was the Dr. Suess classic, "Are You My Mother."

He wanted me to read it over and over again. I got so sick of it that one afternoon I "misplaced" the book in the closet. It was put right next to the popcorn vacuum like toy that his grandma gave him. (those things are so loud! with three kids 3 and under I could only take so much noise. . .)

Little Boy D, the newest edition to our family, walked up to me the other day and calmly asked,

"Are you my mommy?"

I looked at him and replied, "Yes, when you live with me I am your mommy."

He had a little smile and he walked away so I guess I said the right thing this time.

Oh, he still feels more comfortable calling me Susan with a drawn out "A", from a bit of a Filipino accent acquired from his last foster mom, but he knows who I am.


For where your treasure is,
there will be your heart also.

Luke 12:24

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns TV Show

Whether you are a fan of Tyler Perry Movies or not, his new show is something you might want to check out.

Meet the Brown's is a new show airing on TBS, the network that air's Tyler Perry's House of Payne. I have to admit that I have never seen house of Payne, but my girls think it is hysterical.

I do like some of Tyler Perry's movies. They are not Christian movies, but do have Christian characters who are unashamed of their faith. They aren't perfect, but neither am I!

Anyway, back to Meet the Browns:

The show is based on one of the characters from the movie. Mr. Brown owns a house he inherited. He starts a home for seniors, thinking that's what his father would have wanted. Then there's the handyman and the celebrity doing her community service for a DUI.

Then - yes, there's more! - a friend who is a social worker is looking for a home for two children whose mother is in prison. The Brown's are a respite home, so they end up taking the kids in and the social worker drops by now and then.

Besides loving the fact that there is a show featuring a family doing foster care, the show was really really funny. We were laughing out loud!

Check it out. If you missed it so far, I noticed you can catch up on episodes online.

Here you go: