Saturday, May 05, 2012

Listening Skills from a 4-Year-Old

My 4-year-old son often teaches me great lessons.  Today, he gave me a reminder to listen and communicate before jumping to conclusions.

Oh, how I love this boy.

Jasper, "Is your bottom so big, Mom?"

I lift an eyebrow, "Excuse me?"

He repeats earnestly, "Yes, Is your bottom so big?

Considering whether to lecture him I ask, "Well, I don't know.  What do you think?"

He's exasperated at this point.  "I just want to know, Is your bottom so big, Mom?"

Just before I'm going to teach him something... I sit down and decide to play along.  With a big smile (and big bottom, apparently), "Yes, baby.  Momma's bottom is sooooo big!!  Why?"

He climbs onto my lap, "That's great.  Then I can sit in your lap and snuggle.  Every.  Day."

Isn't it the truth that our children teach better lessons than we, ourselves, can give?

(I'm liking my big butt a little bit more, today.)

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