Most of you have probably heard of Operation Christmas Child. Well our church is participating and our children’s ministry is doing a big emphasis on it with our kids. Elle came home from church on Sunday with her shoebox and was on a mission to rummage through her bedroom to find things to donate to a child in St Louis. Well…the heart was in the right place but she got the details a little mixed up.
This afternoon I was telling her more about the program & how we will go shopping tomorrow and buy gifts for a child in a different county. We talked about how blessed we are to live where we live, to have a warm home filled with toys, food and clothes. The conversation was good…but it quickly went down hill.
I was specifically talking about how the gifts will to go kids in other countries and she insisted that HER gift go to a girl in Antarctica. Sigh. So I shift to gears and started in on a geography lesson talking about how it’s too cold for people to live in Antarctica. Yada, yada, yada… Then she interrupts with this gem of information, “I’m wearing 2 pairs of panties!” What? 1. What in the world made you think about that at this moment. 2. Why are you wearing 2 pairs of underwear?
Sometimes I really try hard to take my parenting out of survival mode…and sometimes I get nowhere.