Disclaimer: This is never funny in the moment that your child is correcting you.
But, I thought this was fitting since we were just talking about how edifying motherhood is in Her Hands last night:
One day, I was impatient and my tone of voice towards Asher was short and ugly.
A: Momma, you're talking ugly to me.
M: You're right. I'm sorry, Asher.
A: It's okay, I forgive you, Momma. But, Momma...what does Matthew 22:39 say?
M: (Uh-oh...I wasn't getting out of this one...) And the second is like it:You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
A: And was talking ugly to me like that, loving me, Momma?
M: No, Asher, it wasn't. I am sorry for not loving you by talking ugly to you. And I'm sorry for being a bad example to you, too.
A: It's okay, Momma. But I want you to love God by loving me...
And just so we all remember how "awesome" of a mom I can be (I don't want to pretend like I have it all together around here!) I am reposting this from this original Friday Funnies:
About a month or so ago, I had been having a bad day. I was irritable at the kids. Charlie. Everyone. It was a tense day in the Apel home.
I was especially irritable at Asher. I had been impatient with him and my tone towards him had been ugly. I had to stop several times throughout the day to apologize to him for "speaking to him in an ugly way." Even after all that, I still hadn't learned. Right before dinner, I was short with Charlie when he asked me a question. Being the wise man that he is, Charlie asked me to pray before dinner (knowing that I needed to examine my heart before I could offer a prayer of thanks to God.)
So I started, "Lord, I'm sorry that I've just been ugly to everyone today..." then I hear this tiny little, "Meeeeeeeee!!" I look at Asher and he has one of his hands up in the air as high as he could reach, while his head was still bowed reverently, eyes shut tight. I guess he thought God needed some help in figuring out who I had been ugly to that day. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at this point...I think I did both.