My child is going through what you might call “the terrible twos.” I have to admit, I used to think this stage of life was a myth. I am quickly discovering that a lot of my assumptions about kids before I had kids follow the principle of an assumption. I’ll leave it at that.
It’s fair to say that my child’s acting up is causing a good bit of tension in the Thayer household. Every night and every morning I pray with Jude that he will be “a good boy” and “listen to the baby sitter and mommy and daddy.” This is a good thing. I think it is appropriate to raise a child to listen and behave but, I discovered something about myself when I dropped him off this morning.
I say be good, before I say I love you.
Now this may seem like a little thing but, to me I think it’s pretty paramount.
This one action says a lot about who I am, and how I view my heavenly father.
It’s easy to forget that with God the “I love you” came before the “Be Good.”
It should be the same with us.