Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Spilled Cheerios and Other Such Nonsense

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. :)


Eryn said...

that second picture(the one inthe middle) is totally an ella face. i get that face all the time when she is in trouble and she knows it. and i also admit, i laugh more often than i should at disobediance. but i think our kids can also learn grace from this. we dont always get what we deserve.

Anonymous said...

Cute pics. Danny went through a phase when R was little where he'd find the box of cheerios and dump the whole thing on R's highchair. Of course he was just trying to be nice and share, but I was forever cleaning up cheerios. Thankfully at that time they still didn't mind the cheap offbrand!

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