Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Why Pants Aren't Necessary in a Shirtless Society

As I sat down to feed our youngest, this is the conversation I had with my two-year old son.

Sam: Mommy?
Mommy: Yes Sam?
Sam: Lookit!
Mommy: Sam, where are your pants?
Sam: Over there.
Mommy: Why are your pants over there? Go get them please.
Sam: Mommy? Lookit! Belly!
Mommy: Sam, where is your shirt?
Sam: Over there.
Mommy, Samuel, go get your shirt and pants and bring them here please.
Sam: Over there?
Mommy: Yes, over there Sam.
Sam: Okee!
Sam: Mommy?
Mommy: Yes, Sam?
Sam: Belly!
Mommy: Sam, you need to get your shirt and pants and bring them here so that I can put them back on you! Go get them now.
Sam: Okee!

Half an hour later, while still trying to feed the baby, Sam is still not dressed. I still don't know where his clothing is except that it is "over there" in the direction that he has pointed, which has changed several times during the course of the conversation.

Thank God for two-year olds with good verbal skills and poor listening skills. How similar we can be without even realizing it most days. May God help us to listen more day by day.


Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

too cute! those two year olds sure love to go without clothes. LOL

Congrats on the new baby!!!!