Justin has a bit of a problem with his temper...it must be the Irish in him. =) On Monday I had a brilliant idea and I decided that whenever he gets mad I would quote James 1:19 to him. "Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry." I was impressed that by Tuesday he could say it on his own with little help. Today though I learned he knows it without my help. It was time for naps and this was our conversation.
Me: "Boys, it's time for naps."
Justin: "Evyone should be quick to lisen, slow to speak and slow to get angy." GRIN
Me: "Okay Justin, upstairs for bed."
Justin: "No." GRIN
Me: "Justin, do you know what else the Bible tell us? It says, 'Children should obey their parents.'"
Justin: "I don't have anny parents."
Me: "Children should obey their moms and dads."
Justin: "No, the Bible says, 'Parents should obey Justin.'"
At that point I looked at him and gave him a *STERN* look and said, "Justin, to bed Now." He grinned and ran up the stairs.
Monday he was not speaking nicely to me and when I corrected him he told me, "I have fire ants inside me and they said if I wasn't mean to you they would kill me."
Monday night he says, "I can't hear you out of this ear because that's my bad ear and it doesn't want to listen to you."
---"Justin, do you understand me?"
---"Nope, I don't."