The Mommy Bloggy

Reflections of a Mother's Heart

A Child’s Thoughts on Heaven April 9, 2011

Filed under: Out of the Mouth of Babes — Michelle Ferguson @ 6:59 pm

The other morning, I was preparing to quickly brush Luke’s teeth in order to get him out the door for preschool.  This is his least favorite part of our morning routine.  He suddenly said, “I’m going to like Heaven, mama.”  Wondering where in the world this comment had come from, I asked, “Why?”  To that he replied, “Because I won’t have to brush my teeth there!”

I  had never thought of that as a heavenly benefit, but I suppose he’s right!  For certain, there won’t be tooth decay in Heaven, so no need to brush!  Interesting insight!

 

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The Fiery Furnace November 12, 2010

Filed under: Out of the Mouth of Babes — Michelle Ferguson @ 6:13 pm

Luke’s preschool took a field trip yesterday to a nearby farm.  When I walked over to the group, his preschool teacher approached me and said, “I’ve got to tell you a story about Luke.”  I braced myself for what was to come.

She went on to tell me that while they were discussing the Bible story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and the Fiery Furnace, Luke raised his hand.  She said, “Yes, Luke?”  Luke responded, “My mom threw me into the fiery furnace, but I’m still here!”  (I guess he was giving testimony to the fact that God took care of him, like he did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.)

His teacher and I shared a good laugh!  Where does he come up with stuff like this?  He is so funny!  Thank you, God, for the gift of laughter through the imagination of a four-year-old!

 

Today’s Adventure August 25, 2010

Filed under: Out of the Mouth of Babes — Michelle Ferguson @ 11:10 pm

Both of my boys had doctor appointments this afternoon.  Logan’s 8 year-old check up was way over due, and Luke was due for his 4 year-old check up.  Their pediatrician is wonderful, so personable with the kids, patient and kind.  He is also the one who does not give the shots!  He leaves that job to his nurse so he isn’t considered the “bad guy!”

Logan needed his second Hep A vaccination and Luke needed three immunizations (two of which were a combo of vaccines).  I opted to just have one of Luke’s given today and spread the others out over the next year.  Before the nurse came in, Logan made it clear he did not want a shot.  I told him the worst part of a shot was the anticipation of it, and that the actual shot wasn’t so bad, although it would hurt a little.  Nurse Lori came in and asked who wanted to go first.  Since Luke was sitting on the table, I suggested he go first.  She got Luke to look at me and blow like the Big Bad Wolf blew the little pig’s house down, and before he knew what hit him, a Charlie Brown and Snoopy band-aid was being stuck to his leg.  He teared up and then laughed.  He said to the nurse, “That was awesome!”  She and I started laughing and I asked her if she’d heard that before!  Then Logan had his turn, and he huffed and puffed and blew and before he knew it, he was also being bandaged up.  No tears!  Although, later he milked it for all it was worth.  His leg hurt, he couldn’t walk, he needed a leg rub, and on and on!

On the way home, we stopped by Trader Joe’s grocery store to pick up a few things (and left with more than a few things!).  The kids always enjoy looking for the stuffed animals they have hidden around the store in a Treasure Hunt.  If they find them all, they can visit the Treasure Chest for a treat.  As I circled through Produce, Luke yells and points from my cart, “Pig!”  I look up at where his finger is pointing and see a woman pushing a cart with a little girl.  I was horrified that he had just called this mom a pig!  Then I saw the stuffed pig behind her sitting with the apples.  I sure hope she didn’t think my son was calling her a pig, too!  Nah, I’m sure she knows all about the Treasure Hunt!!  Then all three ran off to the Treasure Chest (yes, even Logan!)!

Needless to say, it’s always an adventure when making an outing with my kids!

 

Blue and Blue July 15, 2010

Filed under: Out of the Mouth of Babes — Michelle Ferguson @ 7:20 pm

It wasn’t until I had dropped off Logan at sports camp and arrived at Wal Mart with a shopping list, a quick stop before my daughter’s dermatology appointment, that I got a good look at what my three-year old was wearing.   This is what I saw:  (Just imagine him in a shopping cart!)

I exclaimed, “Luke, who dressed you this morning?”  He very proudly repsonded, “Myself!  Do you like it?”

Though he was a cute sight,  I did say, “Well, it doesn’t really match.”  With fashion confidence, he proclaimed, “Well, it’s blue and blue!”

Of course!  That’s how all my kids match their clothing choices!  If the shirt has any of the same color as the shorts, it’s a match!  I guess I need to teach them about coordinating patterns!

If you see us out and about today, be sure to compliment Luke on his outfit!  I’m proud that he is taking it upon himself to get dressed, even if he is mismatched!

 

“Say Yes!” September 1, 2009

Filed under: Out of the Mouth of Babes — Michelle Ferguson @ 10:45 am

Yesterday, my three year old Luke was sitting in his high chair finishing his lunch.  As I prepared my lunch and cleaned up a few things in the kitchen, he started talking to me.  He was done with lunch and wanted to move on to paint, which I had told him he could do after lunch.  However, I did want to eat my salad first!

After several minutes of chattering, he very clearly stated, “Mommy, you say ‘no’ too much, can you say, ‘yes?'”  That stopped me in my tracks and I just burst out in laughter!  I guess I could phrase my answers more positively.  I wonder how “Yes, you cannot have that right now”  or “Yes, you cannot do that” would go over!!

 

Out of the Mouth of Babes July 27, 2009

Filed under: Out of the Mouth of Babes — Michelle Ferguson @ 5:53 pm

July2009 024I decided to come up with a list of questions to ask my children so I could get their point of view about who they think I am!  I did ask them these questions separately so they did not influence each other’s answers.  Anytime you ask a question of a child, chances are you will get a hilarious answer.  That’s exactly what I got!

In their exact words, I will share their answers to my questions.

1.  What is your mom’s favorite thing to do?                                                                        Lindsay:  “Get on Facebook.”  Logan:  “Shop.”

2.  What is something you do that your mom really likes?                          Lindsay:  “Obey her.”  Logan:  “Make my bed every morning.”

3.  What is something you do that your mom really does NOT like?      Lindsay:  “Argue with my brothers.”  Logan:  “Step on Ainsley (our cat).”

4.  What is something your mom says all the time?                                       Lindsay:  “Negative!”  Logan:  “Honestly!”

5.  What does your mom do all day?                                                                     Lindsay:  “Blog and clean.”  Logan:  “Be on facebook.”

6.  How does your mom show you she loves you?                                          Lindsay:  “Putting kisses in my hands at bedtime.”  Logan:  “She buys me a toothbrush.”

7.  Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?                                                  Lindsay:  “Wal Mart.”  Logan:  “Target.”

8.  What do you like to do with your mom?                                                           Lindsay:  “Read books.”  Logan:  “Have a date with her.”

9.  What does your mom do after you go to bed?                                            Lindsay:  “Talk with daddy, watch t.v., and eat popcorn.”  Logan:  “Have a party and have popcorn.”

10.  Where is your favorite place your mom takes you?                                   Lindsay:  “Museums.”  Logan:  “To get ice cream.”

11.  What time does your mom go to bed?                                                                                      Lindsay:  “11:30pm”  Logan:  “1:00am”

12.  What time does your mom get up in the morning?                                     Lindsay:  “5:30am”  Logan:  “4:00am”

Logan thinks I am the Proverbs 31 woman!  I love it!  Verse 15 says  “She also rises while it is yet night.”  However, I must be honest and reveal my bedtime is more like 10:00pm and rise time is more like 6:00am.  Their answers were very revealing, and I must re-evaluate my time spent on Facebook, since that came up twice!

Take time to ask your children questions about what they think of you.  You may be surprised to hear the answers that will come out of the mouth of babes!

 

“That’s not the baby I prayed for!” March 9, 2009

Filed under: Out of the Mouth of Babes — Michelle Ferguson @ 6:47 pm

Lindsay and LukeOne afternoon, baby Luke was interfering with a building project of Lindsay’s.  She had spent a lot of time working and re-working a train track.  When Luke got up from his nap, he wanted to play too, much to the frustration of his big sister.  I reminded Lindsay that this was the baby she had longed and prayed for.  Without hesitation, she replied, “That’s not the baby I prayed for!  I prayed for a baby sister!”