Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kids Say The Darndest Things - Manipulation

Dan and I hosted an outdoor party recently. Elijah got to stay up pretty late, but it wasn't enough for him. After going to bed, he repeatedly came out with multiple excuses as to why he was up, including: needing to go potty, lost his clock, can't think of a certain song, etc.

By 10pm, I had had enough. The consequence of Elijah's actions would be that he could not have a play date the next day because he had interrupted mommy and daddy's play date that night. He was upset, of course and eventually fell asleep.

The next morning (at 7am! my kids never sleep in!!) he says:

"Mama, I talked to God about it and I asked him if he would take away my consequence that my mommy gave me. And guess what!? He said "YES!". Hehe, isn't that happy?"

We believe God is gracious and I certainly want to teach that to my child. However, you'd better believe I did NOT let that one work on me!

1 comment:

  1. As I read the first paragraph, I was imagining Laz and Eli singing their own version of Sound of Music's "So Long, Farewell," and Eli popping his little head out to ask to stay up! Weird, I know. But a fun and cute image!