A Life Lesson from mom to Mattea....
On the way home from Kid Planet this morning, a song by the Veggie Tales came on in which Mattea began to sing along. It was a song about Jonah. I immediately jumped at the opportunity to teach a life lesson.
Me: Mattea what did Bob & Larry tell you happened to Jonah?
Mattea: A whale ate him
Me: Do you know why the whale ate him?
Mattea: NO mama
Me: Jonah got eaten by the whale because he didn't listen to God. He was not being a good listener - kind of like you weren't being a good listener this morning when I asked you to clean up your mess.
Mattea: Yeah - I go to time out.
Me: Yes you did, there are consequences to when we aren't good listeners. We need to try to always be a good listener.
Mattea: Yeah - I go to time out when I don't listen to mommy
Me: That's right - what happens when you don't listen to God?
Mattea: The whale will eat you
*Whether it is wrong or not, I let her go on believing that. Do you think I got my point across?