Why do we assume???? I got caught into that today. For 4 months now.... I have asked Miss Allie to brush her hair in the morning. Many times I'll get, "Ok, in a minute" and then, it is 10:30 and hair is a tangled mess. So, then I have to say, "Alli, I really need you to get your hair brushed! Do you need mommy to do it?" "No mama, I'll do it!" and then she does.
Today, I said, "You have not brushed your hair." Her response.... "You didn't tell me to."
I then said, "I didn't know I was supposed to tell you to, I just figured you knew to brush your hair first thing in the morning when you get up."
She said, "You never told me that. I didn't know I was supposed to."
And you know what! She is correct! I didn't ever say, "Every morning when you get up, you must brush your hair before you do anything else, or before breakfast."
I ASSUMED she knew. She didn't. So for 4 months we have had this back and forth thing going on that I couldn't figure out.
She very matter of factly said, "Well, if it is what I'm supposed to do, and you tell me to to do it, I will." LOL
So, I said, Ok, "From now on, when you get up in the a.m., before breakfast, before you do anything else, I want you to brush your hair and make it look nice for the day."
Ok mommy. :)
We'll see what tomorrow brings. LOL
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)