Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Luve Project: It's Not About Me? Huh?

Yesterday was all about me ( a few hours anyway).  I picked up the groceries accompanied only by a hot tea.  I came home and got an uninterrupted bath.  Husband made lunch and then sent me off to the spa. Here are my toes (I cropped out my grey and white track pants...I know, classy).

It was most definitely a nice day.  A treat from a rockin' husband.
As an adult, I fully understand that for me, my marriage, my family, and my friendships to last...every day can't be all about me (though I could get used to the spa...).
However, children are only just learning that the whole world does not revolve around them.
And who's to blame them?
Originally, their every whim was satisfied.

I cry, I get a new diaper.
I cry, I get fed.
I cry, I get held (sweet things).
As a toddler...

Food is cut (or in this case...handed to them in a bowl so they could slather it in every conceivable nook and cranny).
Shoes are tied.
Seat belt strapped.
Piggy backs when tired of walking.

By the time they're preschool aged, we can hardly be surprised that they don't always get the world doesn't revolve around them.
This week my boys are learning that "Love is Not Selfish."  I wrote our memory verse and drew some stick figures to illustrate a little guy not sharing.  I was pretty impressed with how quickly they caught on.  They tried it out on their baby brother right away.
"Mama, he can have my water bottle."
"How about my Jake compass?"
"He can have some of my apple Mom."
I caught live sharing action when I was trying a little 'pinterest' project.  Notice the water bottle ...:)

So, there we have it.  This week we'll see how unselfish we can be.  I'll let you know how it goes. :)


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