II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Brooklyn, our child...and therapist!

No one told me when I brought this cute little red-head into the world that she would be so much more than just our daughter. She's been our boss, our friend, our helper, our dance partner, our sleeping buddy and our movie critic...but I must admit, I was taken by surprise when she automatically jumped in and acted as our therapist the other day. Let me set the scene for you: Matt and I started out having a casual conversation...which warmed up quickly to a more heated discussion. Brooklyn, while playing in the background, was apparently listening in on our debate. As I was mid-sentence explaining why I was right and he was wrong (ha ha), she walked right up to us and announced, "You two need to go see Dr. Phil!" Even though I was momentarily irritated that I didn't get to finish my "speech" it was exactly what we needed. We all busted up laughing and the tension dissolved. So, if there is anything I have learned from parenting, it is this: Expect the unexpected!--and never underestimate the wisdom of a 4 year old!

2 comments:

Amy said...

I can just see Miss Brooklyn saying this! She is SO cute! And SMART!!! What a girl! I miss you all. Give both of the kids a kiss from me and don't let them forget me! :) Love you all!
Amy

peggylou said...

That is so funny, but I can see her saying something like that. How cute is that! I'm sure she will be one of the best therapist you have ever had. Give her a big kiss for aunt peggy.