Thursday, May 25, 2006

As a Child?

My father found this and called me just to share it with me. He says that it reminds him of me. It is pretty funny, and exactly how I feel! So I have to share it with you guys.

As a Child?
By Sterling D. Allan

Now that I have a child of my own, sometimes I have to wonder about the scriptures that say we should "become as a child, meek, submissive..."What kind of children are we talking about? That doesn't describe my little 8.5-month-old guy. He's always into mischief, and does not comprehend the word "no." I wouldn't characterize him as "submissive," not in the least. Meek? Nah, I don't think so. He has an independent streak that wont quit. So when the Lord says we are to become as a child, does it mean we are to throw temper tantrums, hit each other, grab things away from one another, pull one prank after another, be oblivious to logic or reasoning, poop in our pants, burp at will, throw our food all over the place, leave messes everywhere we go, indiscriminately rip pages out of important books, clog the sewer with toilet paper, pull flowers up by their roots, wine and cry until we get our way (and your guess is as good as mine as to what that may actually be). Just what did the Lord have in mind? Becoming as a child doesn't sound very hard; in fact it sounds like a lot of fun -- until Dad comes home!


MommyOutOfControl said...

That sounds like a great plan to me...but surely not what He had in mind. LOL.

trisha said...

that sounds perfect to me too! LOL....

Silly Hily said...

The older I get, the younger I wish I was. Like everything else, we don't appreciate our childhood until it's gone.
Although, I do still cry and whine until I get my way.