Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Not quite getting it....



We have noticed a lot of complaining coming from our daughters mouth recently. Comments like " I have no one to play with me" or " I'll never get to do.." whatever it may be that she wants to do. In our training efforts we have had her memorize "Do Nothing with grumbling or complaining" as well as some role playing with her. We sought counsel last week on this issue at our Pastor's Care Group and as always we received much wisdom. One idea was that when she complained to have her say one thing that she is thankful for. Here are some of the responses I've gotten,

Me: Taylor honey God's word says to not grumble or complain but instead to rejoice always. I want you to tell mommy one thing you are thankful for.

Taylor:" I'm thankful that we are going to nana's tonight"
me: " Ok that's good Taylor. You can be thankful for nana's but we are not going there tonight.

Taylor: " I'm thankful that we are going to Disneyland next week"
Me: Um... You can be thankful for Disneyland, even though you've never been there, but we are not going to Disneyland next week"

Taylor: "I'm thankful that we are getting a dog"
Mom growing a little impatient: "You're not getting a dog Taylor"

Yeah, I don't think she's quite getting it yet :-) But she will!

8 comments:

James said...

oh my gosh she looks like a little Tara!

andrea said...

hahahahaha!!!! maybe to taylor "being thankful" means "thinking of things i would like to have but don't and then voicing them." that's hilarious...

Danielle said...

That was so funny! Looks like she's trying to get around the being thankful thing by dropping hints about what she'd LIKE to do! :) She's a cutie, though!

Ryan J said...

So funny, she's a clever one.

Naomiruth said...

hahaha! That's so cute! ;-)

Bipin Sen said...

omigosh. that has to be the funniest thing i've heard all week! do all kids end up being so creative? or do we have a special talent here? :-)

Briana Almengor said...

I found your blog through the comment you left on Laurie Reyes' blog. She is a good friend to me and happens to also be my pastor's wife!
Anyway, your little story here made me crack up. I have twin boys (18 months old) and we have just begun the more "hard core" discipline with them. It's always refreshing to hear stories from others who are "in the ring" with us!
"DO not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time, you will reap a harvest of righteousness if you do not give up." Gal. 6:9

Papa said...

I'm over 50 and I still want to thank God for what I want and forget he knows what I need.