Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday Madness from Mouths of Babes: At the Very Least

Bella came out of her room about 15 minutes after nap time started today and said. "I'm all done I went nite-nite real good."

"Uh, no you didn't" I said.

"But I laid my head down and went 'honk chew, honk chew' (snoring noises around here when we are pretending to sleep) for a long, looooooooong time!”

How often I find myself trying to get by with the least amount that God asks or requires of me.

..."but I keep my bible out on the night stand, isn't that enough?"

Yeah, it didn’t work for Bella either!

*Disclaimer* In case it has seemed to anyone else, or maybe it is just me being paranoid, but I'm going to say it anyway. I, in no way, am trying to belittle my children by my posts. I am not finding fault with their antics or thinking they should have behaved better, done it differently, etc. I recognize that they are children and therefore, expected to act in a childish manner. And, when I am not being impatient with them, I find it endearing. I, on the other hand, am expected to have moved beyond some of these childish behaviors as their mother. God has blessed me with the ability to learn lessons through them as I see a reflection of what I am in the things my kids say and do. I don't know, maybe he just feels he has to keep it on a preschool level for me to understand but I find I learn the best lessons from the mouths of babes. And in between having to leave the room in the midst of trying to discipline because Bella just makes me have to laugh out loud sometimes, and thinking, did Buddy really just do that, I find a point to all the madness.

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  1. How cute. I love that that she went "nite-nite real good." Haha. And I see lessons in my daughter's actions and words quite often also. I think it's great that we can look at our children and find something so deep in their simple minds. (I don't mean simple as in stupid, just direct and uncluttered with all of our worries... You know what I mean.)

  2. Big Sister came out lastnight while James and I were snuggling on the couch and said, "Y'all woke me up" like 37 seconds after she laid down.

    And yeah - good stuff. How often am I doing the smallest amount required?

  3. did someone give you a pulpit for your birthday? :)

    You keep stepping on my toes and hitting all of my OH ME! places.

    I love your insight and i still obviously learn from my children - just did.

  4. I am so glad I am not the only paranoid one who worries that people will think I am making fun or slamming someone!

    Bella is totally adorable.

    (P.S. God is so working on me too lately. I need to let him!)

  5. Love the story and how you apply the lesson to other areas. THe Monday Madness...sounds like such a great idea, too!


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