This is one of my all-time favorite "caught-in-the-act" pictures of Ethan when he was about 18 months. It makes me laugh every time I see it b/c he looks so guilty (and because if you zoom in, yes, that's one huge booger hanging from his nose! Eewww! Why didn't someone tell me that boys were so gross!)
At first he just kept digging into that bag of Cheerios, trying to get as many down his gullet as he possibly could before I caught him and "dealt with him." But it was one of those parenting moments when you know that you should use this opportunity to teach them something, but all you can do is burst out laughing. Yep, that's what I did. :)
Of course he started laughing too.
What a mess. (sigh)
Thankfully our Heavenly Father doesn't always just tear into us when we are going at things the wrong way. He is good and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
"If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared." Psalm 130:3,4
I have so much to learn about this whole parenting thing. :)