What’s The Good News?

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what's the good news

Ever notice how a 4-year-olds voice is louder than 200 adult voices? Even in a very crowded Los Angeles airport?

A few years ago, I came home from a trip just when a storm hit, with crashing thunder and severe lightning. As I came into my bedroom about 2 AM, I found my three children in bed with my wife, apparently scared by the loud storm. I resigned myself to sleeping in the guest bedroom that night.

The next day, I talked to the children, and explained that it was okay to sleep with Mommy when the storm was bad, but when I was expected home, please don’t sleep with her that night.

They said “Okay.”

After my next trip several weeks later, my wife and the children picked me up in the terminal at the appointed time. Since the plane was late, everyone had come into the terminal to wait for my plane’s arrival, along with hundreds of other folks waiting for their arriving passengers.

As I approached the waiting area, my 4 year-old son saw me, and came running shouting “Hi, Daddy! I’ve got some good news!” As I waved back, I shouted loudly, “What is the good news?”

“The good news is that nobody slept with Mommy while you were away this time!” Josh shouted.

The airport became very quiet, as everyone in the waiting area looked at Josh, then turned to me, and then searched the rest of the area to see if they could figure out exactly who his mom was.