I am first a follwer of Jesus Christ. My goal is to daily transform, becoming more like him. Second, I am a mother of three young children who make my life crazy fun. We are also expecting a baby in May 2010. I love being silly, but know when to be serious too. My husband is an amazing partner in this journey and we enjoy creating great memories with our kids. Life sure has lots of opportunities for that!
My boy is all boy when it comes to bugs. He somehow finds them in the house and brings them to me. When he was eight months old or so, he caught his first fly in mid air. He loves the bugs.
This afternoon the older three were jumping on the trampoline, when along came a large ant with wings.
Smiles: "Well, hello mister ant! How are you today? I think I'll pick you up in my magnificent pincer grip."
Sisters: "Ahhhhhh! Ohhhhh! Ewwww! SMILES!!!!!!! Ewwwww, a bug!"
Daddy: "What do you have there Smiles? Bring it here."
Ant: "Dude! Who ARE you? And WHY are you holding me by the wings!?! OKAY! OUCH...back to the wings...back to the wings...I'd like to keep my body intact!"
Mommy: "Smiles, bring that to Daddy please. NOW. Smiles...SMILES! We do NOT put that in our ear! NOOOOOO!" turned to Handsome, "GET that away from him NOW, he is putting it IN HIS EAR!"
Smiles, all the while smirking and laughing at his new toy. His face changes from grins to anger and tears as he throws the ant to the ground. Crying comes from our dear Smiles.
Ant: "DUDE! I was NOT going in your ear. You don't taste very good you know...don't you know what a bath is? Oh, wait, I like to eat wood with dirt on it all the time. That red stuff that came out of you sure isn't my favorite though. Anyway, that'll teach you! DON'T MESS with ants DUDE! We will bite back."
Poor Smiles sports his little bloody bite on his ear and learns: You do not put ants in your ears.
Hopefully you can learn from his mistakes and not have to endure this one the hard way like Smiles.