What Really Matters

I thank God that he has been giving me grace to roll with life just as it comes lately. Sometimes, if it all doesn’t happen like a Southern Living Magazine, I get really uptight. But I’ve been finding joy in the imperfections lately.

Last night, I was tempted to get annoyed when I came home, bringing guests, and the house was a wreck not quite as clean as I’d left it. Then, I checked on my girls, and discovered that my husband had given them a bath, and spent 45 minutes twisting their hair into little buns so it would be curly in the morning. Wow, what a dad. He knows what really matters!

Lately, conversations with my two year old have been like this:

It’s lunch time! “NO yunch!”
Would you like chicken? “NO ticken!”
Yogurt? “NO yoder”
OK, let’s try a choice. Chicken or yogurt? “NO ticken yoder”
Alright, well take your nap then. “NO map! Ticken! Yoder! Yunch!”
You want to eat lunch? “NO…. Uh huh!”
Do you have to start every sentence with the word, ‘no’? “No.”

Apparently, one rule of being two is that every sentence must start with the word, “no.” While with my first child, this would have driven me to the loony bin, I am now laughing hysterically.

Poor first-born.

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  1. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    LOL – too cute! We’re just getting to that ‘No’ stage with my youngest now too. 🙂


  2. Oh my! You are a better person than me. I have 3 who have all passed that stage, and teach 18 preschoolers and I have never learned to laugh…maybe I need to lighten up.


  3. Kids are great… soon she will be asking the why questions… Enjoy it while you can. While it may be annoying, it will pass fast


  4. MorningSong says:

    So funny – why?? ’cause we have the same convo on our end of the world! It is true how much our first borns miss out on. They are not given the freedom to argue as our second borns. haha We are the uptight ones missing out on their cute ‘sayings’! Oh well, reminder to lighten up with #1 again!



  5. Elizabeth F. says:

    Do we share the same 2 yr. old? Everything he says is either No or No, Mine!! He flips out over everything, like when he asks for milk. I give him a sippy with milk in it. He cries and cries until I open the cup and pretend to pour milk into it while he’s watching. Then he believes me and takes it happily. geez oh peets! And poor big brother can’t touch any toy in the house without Zachary flipping out b.c it’s “MINE!” LOL!


  6. Classic MaMa says:

    “Ticken yoder” I wouldn’t want that for lunch either! 😉


  7. Sarah @ Real Life says:

    LOL, Classic Mama!!!


  8. childlife says:

    Hilarious! I still have similar conversations with my five-year-old. I have resorted to reverse psychology…

    “You don’t want a sandwich for lunch…”

    “No… YES I DO!!!!”

    I figure if she’s going to insist on being contrary, might as well work it to my advantage : )



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