This story depends on the reader knowing about whistle straws. I don’t know the correct term for them, but those are the corrugated drinking straws that make a whistling noise if you blow through them, or if you spin them through the air like a propeller.

Years ago, when our oldest kids were about 4 and 2 and playing nicely in the other room, I heard the 2-year-old start to complain. “Too loud. Too loud!”

So I went to investigate.

What I saw was the 4YO blowing into a whistle straw to make the loud whistling noise. And the other end of the whistle straw was stuck into the 2YO’s ear.

I could see (and hear) why he was complaining.

Fast forward several years. Those kids are older now and know better. But we have our youngest, who is now 4 and is generally loud.

He found a whistle straw and was blowing on it, annoying the rest of the family with the noise.

The other end of the whistle straw?

Stuck in his own ear.

Crazy kid.

He will also lift up a standard to the distant nation, And will whistle for it from the ends of the earth; And behold, it will come with speed swiftly.

Isaiah 5:26

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