Friday, July 31, 2009

Overheard in My House

This evening I heard a squabble going on in the living room between my two younger girls.  One was playing the piano, and the other was "helping".  Child Number One asked child Number Two to please stop it, and of course, child Number Two did not.  So child Number One pushed child Number Two away from the piano.  And Number Two pushed her back.  And Number One pushed HER back.  I ignored this, hoping they would put one of our many lessons to work on how families are not to merely tolerate each other, but to love each other.

When I came out of my room, Number Two tattled, "Mommy, Elisabeth pushed me away from the piano!"  I said, "Wait, wait, wait.  You are not telling me the whole story.  What did you do to her before she pushed you?" 
Emily: "I was helping her play the piano."
Me: "Yes, and she asked you not to do that.  And you did anyway." 
Emily: "Yes, Mommy, but then Elisabeth pushed me, and I thought of that verse that says, 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!'"   

LOL! Well, she tried! I have to give her credit for thinking of a Bible verse that tells her how to respond, don't I?  Or is she becoming an Eddie Haskell? Hee hee!  Next topic for family Bible hour, the meaning of Matthew 7:12.

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you,
do ye even so to them:
for this is the law and the prophets.


  1. Who's Eddie Haskell? Did he push someone off a piano bench?

  2. diamondsintheroughAugust 2, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Eddie Haskell was a kid on <i>Leave It to Beaver</i>. He was Beaver and Wally's friend, always getting into trouble, but artfully talking his way out of it. :o)

  3. Oh my that is a riot, LOL! The little legalist... and I wish I could have seen your face! Thanks for the giggle, Sally. That Emily is just too much :-).

    Hope you have a wonderfully blessed and cooler week, Julie

  4. blessingsundreamtofAugust 3, 2009 at 4:53 AM

    Just happened upon your blog... and had to laugh about this post!!! Po-tay-toes... po-tah-toes... daughters... sons... my 1st and 2nd son just had the same conversation yesterday!!! And... I'm sure my 3rd and 4th sons will have the same conversation in a few years too. Oh, to have the wisdom to know when to let them settle it and when to step in!!! Thanks for the giggle!




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