Loved the special moments that others shared with us here - thank you so much!
Children are such incredible wee people and wouldn't it be lovely if all adults could remember well being so young and innocent - come to think about it, maybe that's what makes a great parent - being able to honestly relate to the little ones whether it's good or bad stuff that's zipping around in their world each day.
And wow, can I ever relate to the standing up in a car, never have the door to our home locked at any time and being turned 'free' each morning to wander through the entire neighbourhood including the rather large forest with only the 'Be home for dinner!' trailing me out the door.
And I literally burst out laughing reading 'all three names used - you're in trouble now'! For I did it with our girls and they now do it with their own children - and I haven't a doubt in the world, they too will use it one day with their own little ones.
Here's a couple about wee ones in Church ...
A little boy was in a relative's wedding and as he was coming down the aisle he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd (alternating
between bride's side and groom's side), put his hands up like claws and roar.
The little boy was getting distressed from all the
Laughter in the crowd and was also near tears by the time he reached the pulpit.
When asked what he thought he was doing, the child sniffed and said, "I was being the Ring
and ...One Sunday in a Midwest city a young child was "acting up" during the morning worship hour. The parents did their best to maintain some sense of
order in the pew but were losing the battle and finally the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out.
Just before reaching the safety of the foyer the little one called loudly to the congregation, "Pray for me! Pray for me!"
Our own little girls rarely 'acted up' (using their full 3 names darn near always worked - grin!) but if one started crying, I'd hand her one of those teeny weeny glass aspirin bottles to catch her tears in. Works without fail - they get so interested in trying to catch the tears they forget why they were crying!
Edited by MaraM, 20 July 2007 - 06:27 PM.