Sometimes I hear my kids say something with a Texas accent and I wonder how in the world that happened. I’m not from Texas and even though my kids were born here, we don’t know too many people with thick accents. The latest word one of them used was, “myyyyself”. Well that got me started and I used my thickest west Texas drawl to talk about everything from their behavior to what we were going to get at the store. The funny thing is that they listen better to me when I speak that way. The other funny thing is that once I started, it was hard to stop.
That is how this owl got its name. Al. Say it s-l-o-w. It’s a Texas owl, get it? I made him for a visual we needed in Children’s Church because in addition to the things that keep me busy in life, I also coordinate Children’s Church at our church. Yep, that’s 30+ teachers to keep track of and a whole lot of emailin’. I asked around to borrow one, but to no avail. So being my industrious self, I made Al. So glad he only took one attempt. Here he is on his way to his acting debut.