Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lessons from Daddy (one good, one not especially so good)

Lesson #1

I heard Mariah walk into her bedroom and close the door. She was in there for a while and I was curious as to what she was up to (I was thinking she was changing into some dress up clothes, which is often the case). I slowly opened the door and found her sitting on her pink bed reading the Bible. I walked over to her and asked her what she was doing...

"I'm reading the Bible. I would like to be alone. Will you please leave?"

I excused myself and I was so proud of her. Later, I asked her why she was reading the Bible and wanted to be alone. She said

"I want to be like daddy."
Reminder, Mariah is 4.

(True Story. Oh my gosh, my heart just melted!! We are off to a good start with this kid).

Lesson #2

Mariah was coloring peacefully at the table and exclaimed...

"This is how I a true gangsta' "

(chuckle, chuckle from me)

She looks at me and says,

"I learned that from daddy"

Reminder, Mariah is 4.

(True Story. My heart didn't necessarily melt, but I got a good laugh (and so did Jerry). She might have regressed a little from the first story, so we will focus more on that one to hopefully have lasting effects).

Later, Mariah did stall going to bed and paused the bedtime prayer to "squeeze daddy's muscles." Another chuckle from both me and Jerry. She is just too funny.


Liz Nyenhuis said...

How precious! It reminds me of a country song where a little boy says a word he shouldn't because he wants to be like his daddy. The daddy prays to God to help him be a good example. Later in the song, it talks about how, as the daddy is tucking the little boy into bed, the little boy climbs out of bed, gets down on his knees, and "prays to God like he was talkin' to a friend".

I'm positive that you have nothing to worry about concerning your daughters--you have done a *wonderful* job so far!


Go Ria!

scrappincuzin said...

Don't you love the "out of the mouths of babes" stories your kids tell? Wait until they are teens or older. When you tell others the stories, your kids swear they aren't about them. They think we're telling lies about someone elses cute little kids.
Keep up the good work raising them. The rewards are GREAT!