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Thursday, May 8, 2008

One More Story from the Dentist

I forgot to tell you something that really dug deep in my heart. Rienne's perception is sometimes astounding to me. I mentioned in my last post about the dentist referring to extracting Rienne's teeth as "wiggling out" her teeth. Well, when we got home Rienne asked me, "Mom, do they call yanking out my teeth "wiggling out" to bring comfort and calm worries?"

I was shocked. How can my 7 year old kid be this perceptive? I figured a mind like hers deserved a completely honest answer so I told her straight up, "Yes!"

Kids have a perceptive gaze and I would do well to remember that. As a mom I am often at the center of our children's focus . Our children might not understand the complex motivation we adults have for doing the things we do but often they can see right through our schemes and sense what truly motivates us. Sometimes they are even better at seeing these types of things than we are. For all the wisdom we adults think we have gained we somehow seem to forget where that wisdom comes from, and in so doing we become simple.

Matthew 11:25 & 26 At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.


Carpenters said...

Rienne is incredibly perceptive! Children have this amazing ability. It's wonderful.

With Love,

The Journey Begins Here said...

Wow, she is a very intense little lady. I think that it is good for us to be honest with our children. I would have said the same thing.

Thinking of you even though I have been busy with Teacher Appreciation week.

I am official finished my position with the PTO so I hope to have more time to catch up on the important blogs (LOL).

Happy Mother's Day!