Where’d He Go!?

Where’d He go? The usually kind hearted, sweet, fun loving kid, is apparently at recess or on vacation! Lately this is what MJ has been saying to me.

When I ask him to clean his room he responds with, “No, you do it mommy!”  Has the child lost his mind?!

When he is told to put his clothes in the washing machine he responds with, “I did it last time, it’s your turn!”

When I tell him to brush his teeth before bed, he says, “No mommy, that’s busy stuff (not sure why he says “busy” but the bottom line is that he doesn’t want to do it)!”

At bedtime his response nightly is, “I’m not going to bed and that’s final!” He says this while pointing his finger! 

When I need him to hurry up, he slows down. 

Let’s not even talk about what happens with homework (makes us both miserable)!

The kicker, is what he told me when I told him that we were going to church…”No I’m not going! Church is boring!”   Now I’ll admit that I laughed at that one because it was unexpected.  He was in a bad mood the entire ride to church.  He wasn’t cooperative when we first got there, but he slowly came around.  At the end of the service I was standing up praying and opened my eyes.  It was wonderful to see him standing with his hands raised and eyes closed, praying (or what he thinks is praying).  The best part… He leaned over and whispered in my ear, “church is not boring mommy,” then went back to praying.   In that moment I smiled, held in the tears, and thanked God for bringing my MJ back if only for a moment.  

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26 thoughts on “Where’d He Go!?

  1. Awww! That was surprising, hilarious, nerve racking, and sweet all at the same time! I think you’ve got a pre-teen on your hand ma’am!!! 😆 Now is when the fun begins!!!

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  2. It’s funny how with our kids it is sometimes ok for them to voice their dislikes or whatever. But you’re doing great redirecting that and the example you are setting in the church environment!! Prayer definitely works!! ❤️

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