Monday, February 8, 2010

Terrible Two's?


There was a popular book out awhile ago that was titled, "All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten". When I get to spend time with our two two year old grandsons, it makes me think that we all learn a lot at the two year old stage. The learning curve - how to share, how to express feelings appropriately, how to handle ourselves when life isn't fair, how to be polite, how to stand up for oneself in a healthy manner, how to enjoy life and toys and laughter and singing and play and love - lots and lots to learn. And we learn at different paces. It doesn't make one wrong and one right - it just means we're different people.

Oscar is a 'peddler', and Jack is a 'runner'. At this point Jack does not want to learn to peddle - he gets off the trike and runs. But Oscar loves to peddle. We caught one moment of uniqueness in play. Oscar peddled and Jack stood on the back deck of the trike and hung on cuz Oscar loves to peddle fast! Jack leaned on Oscar to hang on. So fun.

But see, as 'adults' aren't we STILL LEARNING how to share, how to express feelings appropriately, how to handle ourselves when life isn't fair, how to be polite, how to stand up for oneself in a healthy manner, how to enjoy life and toys and laughter and singing and play and love????? (We call it BALANCE.)

We have the opportunity to grow in the circumstances that we are in right now. Today. Quit comparing yourself to someone else (either to feel better about yourself or to feel condemned). (2 Cor. and Gal. talk about that!) Your learning curve is unique to you. So I can enjoy someonelse's joy of peddling without having to be a peddler myself. And TOGETHER we look at Jesus and say, "Make me just like You!"

(P.S. - thank you for your prayers for Oscar - we so appreciate them.)