Last week, Anna got into trouble at Pre-School. When I found out about it, I let her know that she was in trouble, and I would have to tell her dad about it. John Henry, self-appointed Sheriff of Moral Order, also got involved. Here is how the conversation went.
Me: Anna, I’m going to talk to your dad when we get home. This is unacceptable.
Anna: (Crying) NO! Don’t tell Daddy! Don’t tell Daddy!
Me: Anna, I can’t keep this from your Daddy.
John Henry: Anna, the Bible says we should not keep secrets from one another. [A bit of a stretch on the truth shall set you free.]
Anna: (Sobbing) Well, my Bible says different things!
I could not help but laugh. Her Bible says different things. Oh, how we all, at some point in life, pretend our Bible says something different.
Her quick wit didn’t save her from being disciplined.
But, it almost did.
Have you ever been unable to discipline your child because of his or her wit? I bet you have!