|Maddie and Jack age 4|
There is enough in life to frustrate and aggravate you on a daily basis when you are an adult. When I feel like I am about to hit the boiling point, I try to let go and think like a child. I have four children in my life that help me to keep this perspective. And the laughter and joy they bring me is what helps me keep a positive attitude, or correct my attitude or mood when I feel as though I am about to take a negative turn.
Steve shared a story about Jack yesterday with me that made us both laugh. Children are the most guileless people on the planet when they are small. They can try to put one over on you, but they trip themselves up every single time. That was what Jack encountered the day he told Gramps he wanted a glass of milk. Gramps told him that there wasn't any milk, all we had was buttermilk. That was when the fun began.
Jack: I'll take buttermilk, I like buttermilk.
Gramps: I am not sure you will like it Jack, it tastes different. It doesn't taste like milk.
Jack: Sure I like it. I LOVE buttermilk.
Gramps: I don't think you do Jack.
Jack: (Even more insistently now) I LOVE BUTTERMILK. My Mom gives me BUTTERMILK all the time, and I love it!
Gramps: OK Jack.
Then Gramps poured Jack a big glass of buttermilk. Jack took a big swig of it, and ran for the sink. He spewed the buttermilk out of his mouth like a geyser, and into the sink. Gramps said (with a smirk on his face) "I thought you liked buttermilk Jack?"
I THOUGHT I DID TOO BUT THAT STUFF TASTES CRAPPY!
The whole time Jack was talking, he was scraping his tongue, trying to get every last drop of buttermilk out of his mouth.
Jack has never asked for buttermilk since that day.
...life is good. ~cath
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