Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Esmé at three-and-a-half is her daddy’s girl. She can point out the contradictions in everything…
A deer took my car on one night a couple weeks back. The car won, but the deer did some real damage first… Anyway, Esmé was with me at the time and told the police officer all about it when we were stopped later that evening because of the busted headlight.
A day or two later, she had messed with the inside light in the other vehicle I was now driving. It was dusk, so I only noticed down the road a ways that it was on. I turned it off, saying I needed to be able to see outside so I wouldn’t hit any deer.
“But Mom, you hit the deer in the DARK, not the LIGHT!” she exclaimed. And she was right… but that’s not what I wanted to hear. Me – I just want prompt obedience, no questions asked. Not a chance…
She was spelling out the word NOEL. “It spells 'No L,’ but that’s not right, because there really is an ‘L’ in it,” she observed. Right again…
I was reading the story about Abram and Sarai having a son in their old age. The book read, “Nothing is too hard for the Lord.”
“But carrying the cross was too hard for the Lord!” she exclaimed.
I have no idea how she made that connection, but it was definitely one I had to ponder for a bit.