These past several days I’ve watched three children master the words they are acquiring – communicating and inquiring distinctly, often as I struggle to find the word I know should come next in the thoughts I wish to convey. Searching for just the right word in the middle of a conversation with a curious child is a humbling run into the joys of maturity.
Case in point: One child yells; I did not see the provocation. The other child has no clue why. So, I say it is unkind to provoke another person to anger. Then I try to define provoke . . . Good luck, Mimi.
Another example: I say washing machine and mean dishwasher, and visa versa.
And I kept calling the baby by her older sister’s name.
On top of all my word worries, technology in my daughter’s home taunted me. The dishwasher has a control lock system that only responds to Doug’s tap. It will not turn on for me. Doug said it needed a lawyer’s touch. And the television-DVD system required a training session and instructions on a legal pad, to which both of us referred frequently. Finally, the rental car has an anti-theft locking system that was an unexpected surprise, and kept both Doug and a neighbor, who works on cars, and me busy for 30 minutes. Not that I am gloating – but I finally unlocked the sucker.
So . . . this is the day that the Lord has made; I do rejoice and am glad in it. I am tuckered out, but in a good way. I am just happy to have had these crazy busy days. On to lunch with the youngest grandchild and his folks!
- Age is like the newest version of a software - it has a bunch of great new features but you lost all the cool features the original version had. ~Carrie Latet, from the quotegarden.com
- The robe of flesh wears thin, and with the years God shines through all things.- John Buchan (1875-1940) "The Wise Years."