What shall we talk about?
My Pastor told me I should blog this little tidbit, and I will start here:
Our Target's sidewalk is DIRTY! Gross litter everywhere all the time. Why, I probably wouldn't even go inside Target so often if it wasn't just to avoid the icky candy wrappers and cigarette butts on the sidewalk outside. *Harrumph*
Portia and Libby and I were walking down this particular sidewalk from the Pet Supplies Plus to Target for Back to School Shopping when I remarked out loud "Gosh someone should clean this sidewalk trash up." You. will. not. believe. what. happened. next.
Libby who is four years old said "Why don't we do it?" *swoon* I love her heart. I guess I have taught her well and it is true we often fill a bag with litter as we walk....but NO. Not today it is hot and we are pretty and we have shopping to do.
Libby began to pick up litter. I said "No, just leave it."
Then she killed my heart.
Libby...again four years old says, "But I want to honor God by cleaning this up."
Y'all. I. Mean.
I went straight to the car to drop my bags and to get an empty bag for trash. When God speaks out of my children's mouth you bet I listen. We sweated and stooped and we picked up the half block of sidewalk trash. I was embarrassed, proud and humbled. When we went to throw our bag of litter in the trash can it was full.
The gentleman handed me a few cash coupons and I later gave them to the girls, telling them to thank him directly for it. I am not sure who learned the most here, but I am so grateful for my four year old's trash talk.
And lest you think I am bragging...I get almost EVERYTHING else wrong in the parental department. This was a precious exception.
What have your kids wowed you with lately? Have you learned any lessons from the mouths of babes? Please share in the comments!