Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fruits


Last night as I was spending some time with Grady (5 1/2) in his bed before he went to sleep, he was talking about an incident that had happened during the day. Hadley was not nice to him (and Eissa), but instead of getting mad and trying to hurt her or something (we've really been working on restraining our anger and talking out the problem and then if that doesn't work, just coming to talk to Mama or Daddy about it), he just talked to her and then just walked away.

He was saying how good that was and we (me and Grady) were talking about how proud we were that he did that. And then...

Grady: "I sink (the way he says 'think') I ate some fruit of the spirit and that is why I was able to do that."

Michawn: "Really?"

Grady (just pondering, looking around the room, laying with his hands behind his head): Yeah, I sink so. I don't know what kind it was...maybe it was an apple of the spirit...or maybe an orange of the spirit."

At that point, all I could do was tell Grady how awesome I think he is. And revel in the cuteness of it all. A teaching on the fruits of the spirit was saved for another day. ;)

Ahh, I love that boy!

7 comments:

Haley Frederick said...

Love that!

(Random side note, the word verification that I'm about to type is "breast". How weird!)

Anonymous said...

That is SO precious! Do you have some sort of 'baby book ' where you record growth and learning milestones?
I am very excited about the latest news of the family for more reasons than one. How is Eissa doing today now that the potty party day is over? It's great she sees herself as a big girl now.
Love, Pam

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet! Out of the mouths of babes. So innocent. Like you wanting to know what parish meant. Douglas explained how Louisiana was the only state that had parishes, etc. Then he asked why you wanted to know and you said because the verse said "...that whosoever believeth in Him should not parish..." so Douglas had to back up and explain again that it was perish and what that meant. Grady is a wise little boy. I love that boy too!! So much!! As well as the girls.

Anonymous said...

Once again forgot to sign my comment. Forget that it is truly anonymous now.
Love,
Mama

Alice said...

Good for Grady! I feel proud of him too!! My little boys are noooowhere near that stage yet. Working on it...

Stephanie said...

So sweet...what a great little guy you have!

wunderink said...

thats awesome, I need to eat some more of that fruit. Give me the kiwi of patience and peace, please.