A Rainbow of Conversations.
Some revealing some interesting heart attitudes
1. This conversation began at the grocery store
Elias: Why are you buying those?
Mom: We are going to have carrots with our lunch.
Elias: So I'll be strong enough to wrestle Dad?
Mom: Um, yeah
(After coming home and eating lunch Dad and Elias were wrestling with Dad obviously winning)
Dad: What happened I thought you ate your carrots?
Elias: Yeah, but they came out of my tummy when I went poop
2. I've often heard this since Emma's birthday
Emma: That was a long time ago, back when I was 3
Emma: I won't cry when I get shots anymore because I'm four now. I only cried back when I was young.
3. This happened the other night when I left the kids at a friends house. Her husband and teenage daughter watched all the kids while we had a Mom's meeting for Elias's school.
husband: sat down on the couch to read a book
Emma: climbed up on the couch onto his lap straddling him. She put both hands on his face making him look directly at her and told him "I was talking to you."
(I was so glad this story was relayed to my husband the next day at work and not to me.)
4. As we passes a man on the street I had this conversation with my eldest child. Unfortunaly the man only heard the first sentence and kept on walking.
Elias: That person is strange.
Mom: Elias, that is not kind. Why would you say that?
Elias: Do we know him? Isn't he a stranger?
(Now I ask you, how do explain the fact that someone can be a stranger and not be strange?)