Everyday when Brian comes home he asks Brooks the same question...
"Where you nice to your mom today?"
Side note: I never really knew what people were talking about with the "terrible two's". They just didn't seem so bad to me, but THREE... Now that's a doozy!! A friend of mine coined the tearm "THREENAGER", and that... well, THAT is a REAL THING! 😜.
Brooksy is a total THREENAGER! He is so so wonderful in so many ways, but he is one tough cookie on his momma! Anyway, he always spills the beans on himself when Brian comes in and asks him that question. I rarely have to say a word as he tells his dad the EXACT play by play of how he wasn't kind to mom. 😳 ( I'm usually thinking, " Dude, I would have left that part out 😜) At least he's honest!! I will give him that.
Tonight, after Brian had a talk with him in his room, I was brushing his hair and changing his clothes for us to go out for dinner. Here's how our conversation went.
"Mom, I love you!"
"I love you too Brooks!"
"Mom, why did I make you sad?"
"Well Brooks, instead of obeying Mommy, you push the limits until you have to be punished. But then after you are punished you obey mommy perfectly. It makes me so sad to have to punish you! I wish you could just obey without us having to argue about it. Mommy says "no" to things sometimes in order to protect you, not to be mean! "
"So if I obey I won't have to be punished?"
"Oh... I'll try that!"
Man, it was all I could do to not bust out laughing at the fact that he's gonna "try" that, but honestly the entire conversation I was thinking to myself, "Wow, this is exactly how God feels!"
His daughter (me) who HE is so desperately trying to teach, guide, and protect is steady fighting for control! Control over a life that was never mine to begin with!
This was a sweet reminder to me tonight of how deep Gods love for me and YOU really is! Our need to fight back for control only hurts us, and HE allllwwwaaaayyyysss has our best interests!
I am so thankful for this little crew of mine. After dinner we treated Bradely to his first few licks of Menchies Frozen Yougurt, and it did not dissapoint ❤️👼🏼.