Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blown Away

Sometimes my kids do things that blow me away.  Totally shock me, but in a good way.  Today was one of those days.  I have been overly stressed lately, with a lot of things going on.  They will pass.  And I took the kids to lunch to meet my mom.  There was a water spicket and Eli stuck his hand in it and let the water hit it.  I got on to him and then in line for our food, he was not paying attention and I had to get on to him several times for various things.  When we sat down at the table I said
 
"Eli, I am very disappointed in your behavior, you will get a spanking"
Noah said "I would like to show Eli mercy"
me "what?"
Noah "I would like to show Eli mercy, I will take his spanking"
Me "What?....Okay, come here."
 
So Noah walked over and Eli's eyes were huge like saucers & I spanked Noah (Not hard)
 
I said to Eli "This is like what Jesus did, he took the punishment for something he did not deserve"
 
Eli was in total shock, he hugged me and said he was going to be good for the rest of the day, because he had been shown mercy.
 
This was one of those parenting things, that I could have never arranged in a million years.  It made me so proud of my kiddos.