Through the years of writing Moody books, I have discovered not only how much children love playing “Moodys” but also their delight in doing some of the things in real life that they have read that the Moody children do. Since one of my writing goals is to give children positive role models, this brings great delight to my heart.
My niece, Abigail, is a faithful Moody fan since her daddy reads to her from a Moody book most evenings. They usually read each book twice before moving to the next book.
Last week, the Lord gave us aunties an idea of something to do with our nieces. The idea was precipitated from an event in Book #4 and several notes I have received from Moody readers telling me they had done this same activity after reading it in the Moody book.
The plan? The little girls would be like the Moodys and be a restaurant for their parents serving them a special anniversary dinner.
We reserved Abigail and Bethany for Thursday afternoon with permission to use Nathan and Melanie’s van. In addition, Nathan and Melanie knew Friday evening was set aside for something special.
After reading the Moody chapter to the little girls and explaining what would happen, we were ready to begin our adventure. Aunt Anna reviewed the shopping list, and we loaded into the van.
Shopping was awesome with the girls. We let them pick out balloons.
Waiting while the balloons were filled.
The girls were so good as we walked through the store, picking out items we would need for the anniversary dinner. We made quite an entourage.
Goldfish were a necessary ingredient, for after all, you have to keep the waitresses happy! Oh, and sliced pears. Bethie informed us, “I like pears,” as she walked by them.
Part 3 coming soon!
“That your rejoicing may be more abundant in
Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.”