The truth is found UNDERNEATH the kitchen table! And then the temptress lures the little man into the action. Poor Kevan! Bryson & Kennady were NEVER allowed to eat donuts until like 18-months ago!
They really are busy and inventive kids. They are problem solvers, I'll tell ya. Need something up high? Grab the stool, put it on a chair. Need something under the oven? Grab the fly-swatter and use the handle to fish it out. Need something to eat? Help yourself! Some days I have a hard time keeping up and a harder time keeping them down. Phew!
They're pretty good nap-takers, though. They all go down at the same time, which is good for this mama, because this mama enjoys sleep. Today, Bryson and I got home from town late this afternoon. The other kids had already taken a nap, so I told Bryson he'd be laying down with me in Mommy & Daddy's room.
Mom: A gentle reminder that he needs to "honor & obey Mama." "Gotta stay inside the 'Circle of Blessing, Bud.'"
He: Sad, resisting. "I don't wanna sleep in your room," etc etc etc. Whining.
Mama: Gentle, asking, "Buddy, what's in your heart right now? I see that you have a heart that is disobeying... [HUGE PAUSE.] When Bryson obeys, Bryson is happy."
He: Reluctantly, climbed up, although resisted the covers.
Mama: Grateful, thankful (sleep coming soon!).
He: "I was feeling sad, Mom. I didn't have Jesus in my heart. But know what, Mom, then HE said, 'Calm Down.' And now I have Jesus in my heart again."
Mama: "Jesus said that, 'Calm down?'"
Mama: "Wow, let's get cozy."
BETTER THAN COZY.
Praising Jesus for these little tiny glimpses of fruit in my child! Fruit so much tastier than any triple-decker-glazed-extra-sprinkles-Krispy-Kreme.
Oh, God, thank You that You speak to all who have ears to hear!
Oh, Jesus, thank You that You are faithful to sweeten the heart, if we'll just be still enough to feel Your peace.
"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!"