It’s been a while since I wrote about a lesson I have learned from Little Man. Little Man is truly a little man now, at three years old, he is no longer baby or toddler, but a boy. A boy Pinocchio would have been envious of.
The other day I went on Facebook to see a post my daughter had written. It said, ” Little Man, upon waking from a very early nap, to me: Mama, you’re like a sweet present filled with sugar.” My heart melted. So did several other hearts from the response the post created. Hubby and I chuckled and remarked how precious Little Man is.
A few comments and several hours later, my daughter commented once more on her post. “In keeping it real, 20 minutes later, he told me I should go stand in the trash.” After reading that, I howled with laughter!
The following day, as hubby and I were making our daily trip to Home Depot (they loved that we moved into the area), we talked about the comments Little Man made.
We laughed and talked about his cuteness (we are grandparents after all) but, we also talked about his innocence. He can say things that are in his mind and they come out without anger and bitterness. He does not say things with a purpose to hurt or destroy. He hasn’t learned that part of the world yet.
Hubby and I went on to say that this is something we need to remember. To be able to speak things with truth but not harm. Unfortunately, there is too much of the harsh side of the world that clings to us and sometimes our words are not kind.
I Corinthians 14:20 says, “ Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.”
We talked more about this, but, this was the gist of the conversation.
Later on in a Skype with my daughter and Little Man, my daughter said that Little Man was actually standing by the trash can holding the lid open when he told her to go stand in the trash… She confessed that he must not have agreed with what she wanted him to do. Gotta love a three-year old’s logic, don’t you?
Thanks for stopping by today… DAF