From the mouth of a 4 yr. old

She sits on my lap, never still, always wiggling. And proceeds to (how to say this delicately), pass gas. And the smell, it is bad! Then she hugs me and says, “Mom, will you forgive me?” Of course I will πŸ™‚

The bed is her stage as she looks at herself in the mirror, talking to herself. “You know I’m gonna be a Jenna sister? Yes, yes I am, Mom said!” (She means a big sister) πŸ™‚ I think God knows when I need some encouragement πŸ™‚

I lay on the recliner. My hair is a sight, still in my pj’s, because of that yucky morning sickness. And she hugs my neck, and says “Beautiful mommy”. I love her!

On a side note, whomever came up with the term, morning sickness? Does anyone really only feel sick in the morning? At any rate, one day at a time is how we get through, right?

She has perfected the shoulder shrug. She sees older siblings in action πŸ™‚ And then she proceeds to say, “That’s so lame!” We have our hands full with this one πŸ™‚ And all the others πŸ™‚ SometimesΒ we think what are we doing bringing another life into the world? We just don’t have this parenting thing figured out! But you just do the best you can, and ask for so much grace. And God gives it. More than we deserve.diana and randy 2015 002

10 thoughts on “From the mouth of a 4 yr. old

  1. Don’t you ever feel that you are not doing a great job!! We all fail and make many mistakes, but that is what grace is for. God is giving you another sweet life because He knows how much love you have in your hearts and how hard you try and how much you want to get this right. πŸ™‚ Oh, you poor dear…I know exactly what you mean. I do not know where the term “morning sickness” came from either. It is all-day sickness, and then some. Just remember, this too shall pass…I know that is not much comfort right now…but, one day, you will be holding that baby, and all of this will be a distant memory. So, for now, just enjoy that sweet Jenna’s smile and those hugs and dear compliments…you will always be beautiful to her. πŸ™‚ Praying for you!

  2. Melinda says:

    sweet lil ones bring us smiles at times when we really need them. Dustin likes to kiss my fingers,”to make them better”😊 Some lyrics from a song that are carrying me through right now “One day at a time, sweet Jesus, that’s all I’m asking from you, just give me the strength to do every day what I have to do…” Hang in there! This too, shall pass.
    I always enjoy an email saying you posted 😊

  3. So you’re saying the older we get we still don’t figure out this parenting thing??!! Haha! I think parents like you are well seasoned and have lots of advise. 😊 it’s encouraging to know that y’all still have your days too. Thanks for your realness! I hope your morning sickness passes soon. I’m glad you have that little encourager in your house! πŸ˜‰

    • No, Jolynn, still don’t have it figured out πŸ™‚ And honestly, even though I have a 13 yr. old, I feel the farthest thing from well seasoned. I am actually probably only a few years older than you, so you can see if you feel well seasoned when you get there (I’m 33) πŸ˜‰ And thanks for your well wishes! I am taking things 1 day at a time πŸ™‚

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