A Post About Grace

My 3-year-old, Millie, was not happy with lunch today – potato soup. She was eating crackers and pretending to eat the soup, but I’m a little smarter than that. After telling her she had to eat it to get the popsicle, I then tried to make sure she followed through. I picked up her spoon, filled it with soup and made a move for her mouth. She clenched her lips tightly and would not take the soup. She was disciplined for this move and afterwards I thought she’d finish the soup on her own, but five minutes went by and she didn’t. I took her bowl away and informed her there would be no popsicle.

She cried like only a 3-year-old who has just been scorned her beloved popsicle could. Her lips were pouty and she just looked so so so sad. I had a change of heart. I went to get the popsicle and brought it to her. I looked down at her with the popsicle extended and said, “This is called grace.” I explained that the next time I told her to eat something I expected her to do it, but that today I was going to give her the popsicle anyway. She nodded and took the popsicle and I thought maybe we’d had this great understanding about grace.

Two minutes later as I was wiping down the table, I overheard her exclaim to her sisters, “See this popsicle? Its name is Grace.”

Looks like we’ve still got some things to clear up.

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8 thoughts on “A Post About Grace

  1. yestheyareallmine says:

    That was too sweet! Been there on a few moments similar to that. I just have to bow my head and ask God how many times I have done that to Him. LOL

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  2. martha10 says:

    funny! how true-to-life:) we don’t always teach what we want to in those teaching moments, do we? maybe you can come up with a children’s program centered around “Grace, the popsicle” 🙂
    now that would be a hoot…especially since you have such a love for veggie tales and all. m

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  3. jared says:

    i actually spanked myself once on Gage’s behalf. He was a bout 3 at the time. For a while he was expecting it every time. Funny how he took grace for granted. I have never seen anything like it (wink wink).

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  4. jared says:

    i actually spanked myself once on Gage’s behalf. He was a bout 3 at the time. For a while he was expecting it every time. Funny how he took grace for granted. I have never seen anything like it (wink wink).

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