Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Eva's wishlist

Eva is living the rough life of a preschooler right now. She wants to be grown up now, she tells me. But instead, she must learn to obey her parents and submit to us as we train her. I commented to Eric yesterday that I think some of that training is finally taking root. So, as it often goes, today is a harder day for all of us.

During her struggle to nap this afternoon, Eva confessed, "I just want to be God, or the President, or take care of the house and be the mom. I just want to do everything you do, and what I want to do!" I hope, for her own good, that she doesn't get what she has wished for. And I trust, in time, she will learn to bend her will to her Maker's. But, as I was recently reminded- we must not expect more of our children than we can expect of ourselves. “For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.” Romans 7:15


Erin said...

hmmmm. yup. i think i know what you mean.

AKat said...

me, too. i love little eva so much and i've never even met her. what a little thinker she is!

Sara said...

No worries on little Eva. She is already conforming to God's will through her thoughtful questions. And like the Bible verse said, we all struggle once in a while. I cannot believe the things she comes up with for a three year old!