Friday, November 21, 2008

Teachable Moments

The other night when the boys and I were having dinner Spud was examining my wedding rings. He seemed quite interested as I was starting to explain things and the teacher in me yelled "TEACHABLE MOMENT, DON'T MISS IT!!!".

So I took off my band and was explaining to him how the circle was unbroken and how that was a symbol of God's love for us. Just as we were really getting into the deep theological truths of the Almighty's love for His fragile creation I noticed something out of the corner of my eye.

Sprout was taking full of advantage of a teachable moment too. While my attention was elsewhere he was combing tomato sauce through his freshly washed hair as fast as he could fork it up there.

Maybe I'll just leave the teaching to the Dr. from now on.


Christi said...

He may have known something you didn't know. Was his hair softer/fuller/better-conditioned than before? LOL

The thing about boys, you can't possibly forbid everything that they shouldn't do, because they will think of things you haven't forbidden. I never had to tell my daughter "don't rub mentholated cream in the hall carpet" or "don't use the seam ripper on the wall" or anything like that. My son is continually finding things I have not told him not to do.

Knittinchick said...

Redheads truly do have lots of fun!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

As far as I can tell, this is a perfect example of how motherhood often feels: "One step forward, two steps back." Oh well, at least we're still moving. :)

JCK said...

Oh, that is too funny. I have the cutest photos of my two in highchairs with faces covered with tomato sauce!