The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Today is HT birthday and if you hadn't figured it out already he turned four and he is very excited to be four now, except when asked by his cousin if he was really four, he said yes but that it hadn't got into his head yet.  Whatever that means.  Tried to get him to count to four but he wouldn't do it, can't decide if he just wanted to be contrary or to exercise a little independence.

He is full of vim and vigor and entertains everyone around him, not a Sunday goes by that someone at church doesn't tell us what a delight he is.  He's been known to bound down the aisle yelling "Yipee, wahoo!" or "Wait for me!"  when all the children are called forward for the mini children's sermon before they are dismissed to Sunday school and he always has some comment or another, sometimes completely out of context to what is being said.  He has raised his hands as if calling a touchdown and shouted "Taco Bell", told them "That's silly!", told them all about his trains "I have Thomas, you know", and the fact that he lives in Utah.  Last Sunday when Pastor Mike did a recap of our Faith in Action service and asked "Where were you?" HT pipes up from the pews, "I was at school!"

I find myself wondering how do I temper his enthusiasm without crushing his spirit and when I said as much to someone at church their response was to tell me not to even try.  "Why would you want to?" they asked.  Well . . . what's cute at three or four is obnoxious at six.  However, he hasn't been called charming for nothing because he knows how to turn it on and I find that I am often charmed too.

 Happy Birthday my sweet booberloo, I love you!

Lord, thank you for the blessing of another day, for the life you give and for the gift of your mercy and grace.

"For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting.  And His truth endures to all generations."  Psalm 100:5


Graceful said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet, energetic guy! I have an enthusiast, too -- and I agree, what's cute now will be markedly less cute in a year or so!

Mary said...

We had the same dilemma with our middle son: how do you calm him down without breaking his spirit? He's turned out really amazing! Happy Birthday to your little man!

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see a child with such a LOVE for life! I agree. I wouldn't try to temper his enthusiasm. Catch it if you can. :-)

I didn't mean that last sentence to sound like you don't love life or anything. I just mean that when your around someone like your son, you can't help but pick up some of his joy.