My children have been traveling since they were very young. When Erin was born, we lived in Texas, and we would return to Shreveport, Louisiana, several times before moving back when she was ten months old. She would also travel to see her G who lived in Mississippi and stay with her. Erin started staying with G for a week at a time when she was a little over one year old.
Pearce hasn't traveled as much, but now that he is older we will take road trips to different places. One of the games we play on the road is the "Alphabet Thankful Game." "I am thankful for A – apples." The next person repeats it and adds the word for "b." The next would copy all of them and add the "c" word. On this particular trip, Pearce asked that we not have to repeat the prior letters to which we all agreed. There are certain letters the kids have asked for throughout our trips. This trip Erin REALLY wanted the letter "t." The first go around I got the letter "t," and I was thankful for the trees. There was still time for another round of the game, and to Erin's great pleasure she received the letter "t." With her low raspy voice, Erin said, "I'm thankful for TOE JAM!" Pearce whips around and says, "That's disgusting, Erin. You're disqualified!"
The only rule to the alphabet game is that we go in the same order and go alphabetically. I'm not really sure that the grounds were for Erin's disqualification. Apparently, the grounds are arbitrary and may change depending on the mood of Pearce. I am SOOOOO thankful that our God doesn't change the rules. It doesn't matter if we gross God out. It doesn't matter what we've done. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (Heb 13:8).