Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Terrible Twosday

Thanks to Mamasaurous for hosting this weeks Terrible Twosday whilst The Crumby Mummy is off on holiday!

Terrible Twosday is a day when you can share all the mischief your little treasures have been up to this past week, and we can all laugh and join in the fun of sharing this funny (even if they weren't at the time) but priceless moments. 

This week I've had a lot of mess from two children in particular! 

First it was the baby who decided the Sudacrem was paint to be shared all over the stereo speakers, computer and DVD cases as well as herself (See The Sudocrem Kid). She's also been finding it hard having the others home from school and not being able to watch what she wants on the TV and at night she's been getting hyper and being very naughty instead of going to sleep and not going to sleep until around 10pm!

Then, on her birthday no less, DD1 got tired of painting on the table and decided to paint the floor!!! This was after she'd climbed up to the top of the kitchen overhead units to get the bottles of paint when she was supposed to be using the palette paints that you add a bit of water too (See One 7yr Old - Free To Good Home)

But with this being Easter, it reminds me of a funny email I recieved many years ago, back when DD1 and DS were very young, but still as funny now as it was then (maybe even more so).

God, Adam and Eve, and Your Kids

Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God had trouble with His kids. After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam. The first thing He said to Adam was:

"Don't eat from the forbidden fruit in the middle of the garden".
"Forbidden fruit? Adam inquired.
"Yes, you may eat of all the fruit in the garden except from the tree in the middle of the garden."

So then God created Eve
One of Adam's first conversations with Eve (not recorded in the Bible) follows:

"Hey, Eve...we got forbidden fruit!"
"No way!"
"Yes way!"
"Don't eat that fruit!" said God.
"Because I am your Father and I know it won't be good for you!" said God. 

A few minutes later God saw the telltale sign of apple cores on the ground.
"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" the First Parent asked.
"I didn't do it," said Adam
"Not me," said Eve
"Then where did these apple cores come from?" asked God.
"We both did it," Adam admitted.
"Then why did you?"
"I dunno" Eve answered.
"She started it!" Adam said.
"Did not!"
"Did too!"
"DID NOT!! It was the snake's fault."

Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus, the pattern was set and it has never changed.

But there is reassurance in this story. If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give your children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God's first children were disobedient, what makes you think yours won't be?

Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: Take two and keep away from children.


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