My three year old Luke just went through another phase. It seems children’s lives are a series of phases strung together which make up their childhood! As soon as they leave one phase, they enter another.
One day as I went to discipline my Luke, he urgently and passionately repeated, “I love Jesus, I love Jesus.” He was sweetly smiling and just adorable! I guess he figured Jesus would save him from this pending discipline, and I admit it was a weak moment for me. He did not get what it was he deserved for whatever it was that he did! I did laugh and share with my family how cute he was!
Then it happened again! And again and again, but I was strong. I was not going to let him get away with his disobedience, no matter how adorable he is or how adorable his words are! I guess he’s learned this tactic no longer works because he doesn’t say it any more, so I’m wondering what the next phase will be!