Even I have to admit, a July 19th post is wayyy too long ago! A plea by IJ this morning and I knew I couldn’t carry on this AWOL thingy. I know we’ve all been busy but unlike you I only get 24 hrs per day, each hour is remarkably shortened by 4 children and hubby.
Child # 3 has a habit of leaving his mouth slightly agape. Having gone from prodding to gentle threats and then down right blackmail, I finally ended up showing him a video on YouTube to back up my promise to take him for surgery to reduce the size of his tongue. When I did the search I seriously did not expect to find anything in pictures let alone a video. But alas, there is such a thing as tongue cutting. So I screened it first and showed him about 5 seconds of it. My only disappointment was that the “patient” wasn’t screaming in pain.
You see I want my children to do well in life. So I explained to child # 3 that in life you are judged by your appearance before you even get a chance to show the great person on the inside. Child #1 quickly reminded me that haven’t I told them never to judge a book by its cover? To which I responded, “yes, but people do judge you by your appearance. For instance no matter how nice your brother looks in his suit when he goes for a job interview, the tongue sticking out thing just won’t fly”.
But didn’t you say that we’ll one day have our own companies? That we’ll be our own boss? Like you?
You see this child 1 has always done this to me. When he was four #2 was naughty and I got him to face the wall. Child #1 asked; “Mum can God see my brother?” Naively I responded, “of course He can”.
“But you said God can’t look at sin, which is why he turned his face away from Jesus while He was on the cross”.
Or the day he wanted to know why God the father didn’t do the dying on the cross himself, why did He have to send his son to do it?
Thank you for reading and being patient while I negotiate on longer days and longer nights for Toks!