Tonight has been our whirlwind evening. We ran home from school, finished homework, grabbed a snack and ran again to soccer practice for Carson. When my sweet seven year old gets a little tired, he can get rather cranky. And when he gets cranky, he gets REALLY, REALLY stubborn. Bless his heart.
Which sets up the story of what happened this evening. He was doing his evening reading homework with me and did an awesome job, until the last page. When he quit, crossed his arms and refused to read anymore. So, we talked it through and I said, "Carson, what's going on buddy?"
He slid off the bed, stood up, turned to look at me with his hands on his hips and said, "Well mom, it's like this," and he grabbed a nearby measuring tape. As he picked it up he said, "Sometimes people get angry. And when you get angry, you need to stay away from sin." While he said it, he pulled the tape out. And he continued, "you need to stay FAR away from sin." And he pulled it out a little more.
Smiling and trying to keep a straight face I said, "That's right Carson." As he stood there with the tape stretched out I asked, "How far do you think you should stay away from sin?" He looked down at the tape and said, "Sixty-nine inches," then pulled it out a little more, "no, 72 inches," then a little more, "86 inches..you should stay 86 inches away from sin!"
Preach it Carson.