Wednesday, February 28, 2007

It's very humbling when...

Your 4 year old "corrects" you for misbehavior. Oh how true it is. Savannah has always been a bit wise beyond her years...but yesterday and today she revealed wisdom to both Jeremy and I that really had both of us thinking.
Yesterday evening, I was getting dinner on the table and trying to get everything in order and Jeremy was seated at the table practicing his Origami. Savannah turns to him and says, "You should be helping your WIFE, not folding paper!". How do you respond to that?? Yes, she was being way disrespectful...but truth is truth...and when it comes from a 4 year old, it seems to hurt a bit more than usual.
Today she was really wonderful while I took an hour long nap. I have her play in Luke's room (which was formerly her room, and now the favored play room for some reason) and listen to stories or music for one hour...mostly for her benefit, but also so I have a break and can take a nap when I need one (which is nearly every day these days). She woke me up after an hour and I was still tired and groggy...we came downstairs and she asked to play on the computer. I said, "Sure" and tried setting up her game for her. I was digging for the cd and some things fell down and I got frustrated and grumbled and shoved them back where they belong (great example, eh??) and she says to me, "Mommy, you don't have to get frustrated when things don't work just right". WOW! Uhhhh....I'm sorry! Thank you, Savannah...sometimes mommies and daddies need that reality check...and when there is no one else around to give it to us, it really hits home when the 4 year old is the only one with her right mind about her!

So I went to the doctor today. Nothing much new to report. The doctor estimates that Luke will be born sometime within the next 5 weeks (I'm due in 3), weighing in somewhere between 6 and 10 lbs. He'll probably be born in the AM or PM, one or the other...and we're guaranteed he'll be born naked and illiterate. How's that for certainty? Honestly, there is nothing to pregnancies tend to go this way...totally predictible, totally boring...and that's the way I like it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Out of the mouth of babes"...but that girl is amazing! Wisdom beyond her years is right. I know God has used Joy to convict me at times also. It's humbling and inspiring.