Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I forgot how difficult children who are four can be.

My head? It hurts. I haven't even seen these children today and the vein in my head in already throbbing in anticipation of them shouting, "JESUS!" and "TRUST!" and things like that. Not that I'm not glad they shout, "JESUS!" instead of "D-BAGS!" or whatever. I am.

Jesus is always the answer, by the way. And I'm not saying that to be philosophical. When you are four? No matter the question, you are going to answer Jesus.

"What did we study today?" JESUS!
"Who loves you?" JESUS!
"What's your name honey?" JESUS!

It works for them, you know? The same way they can throw a ginormous fit and scream at the top of their lungs and then two seconds later give me a little smile and say, presumably, JESUS! and everything is okay again. JESUS! is usually followed by, "I have to pee-pee in the potty!" But it's okay. Jesus is everywhere. Even the restroom.

I think, though, that perhaps I had forgotten that I don't really know how to deal with little children like that. I mean, sure, I had two of them at one point, but I never really dealt with them the way most people deal with children of that age. I mean, I probably did clap when they pooped and stuff, but beyond that? Not really.

To wit, during music one of them said, "Shake your bootie! SHAKE YOUR BOOTIE!" and I said, and people totally heard me, "Yes children, let's shake our booties for Jesus".

I forgot how fun it can be. To be yourself around children who are four.


Vicki said...

LOL! I love it! I was really bummed because I broke my glasses this morning and now I have to deal with the aggravation of going to get them fixed~UGH! But this post totally made me laugh, and I feel so much better now! :)

Anonymous said...

Preschool is my favorite age! The kids can make you laugh all day and you really can act however you want- they are very accepting. Peace.

AmyBow said...

Thsi has nothing to do with anything, but I was thinking about your blog as I drove in to work today and was wondering, if Jason had a blog what would it say?

Anonymous said...

LOL kids def make me tired lol. I think it is the shreeking at the top of their lungs that just stress me out :)

Lily's Mommy said...

My daughter's only two and a half and I love the energy and innocence she puts out in the world.

But if you're ever in VA and a dark haired, dark eyed little girl yells hi at you, you'd better say hi back or she's TOTALLY sticking her tongue out at you. :)

Glad you had fun. :)

Kimberly said...

Parenting a four year old has been the most contradictory experience of my life. So much frustration. So much joy.

And lots. And lots. Of screaming.

Lisa Chelle said...

i am dying laughing.

shake your bootie for Jesus.

you freaking kill me.

xoxo, Lis

Bethany said...

VBS? I love VBS.

Amy W said...

Four is hard. I am fast approaching four with Audrey. Too fast.

Jo said...

You make me giggle.

Allie said...

Okay, I read this post at work the other day and I almost spit my coffee everywhere, Jesus!!

Victoria Dehlbom said...

Everyday we should all be shaking our booties for Jesus. Do you realize what an awesome world this would be if people actually took the time to do that!