"Mom, how does the Tooth Fairy fly through the air?"
"How do YOU think?"
"I think moms do it."
"But how can a Mom be a Tooth Fairy?"
"Good moms are lots of things, Princess."

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Conscience! A Conscience!

Last night we finally got around to having an evening Bible study with the kids. I grabbed the family questions from the Bible study I participate in, read the passage to the kids, and asked them the questions. The content was a little tricky; it was on the Holy Spirit being a Counselor, someone who helps you know what's right. The kids's answers were pretty spotty on the right/wrong scale, and afterward Josh said, "I wonder if they got anything from that."

But at one point during the study, Josh used Peanut as an example to explain. Because we have been noticing, more and more, that Peanut is actually feeling repentant when she does something wrong, and she is starting to seek forgiveness and resolution. And it showed up later that night.

I tucked the girls in bed. Peanut said something (or muttered something), and I had to ask her a couple of times what she was trying to tell me. Finally, she lifted up the corner of her pillow.

There, under her pillow, was an unbelievable candy stash. And some candy wrappers. She said, "I hid this here. And I ate some."

After I picked MY JAW UP OFF THE FLOOR, I said, "well. I'm glad you showed that to me. You were honest, and you listened to your conscience. I think I'll move these to an ok spot for you now." And she smiled really, really big, and snuggled under her covers.

I told Josh later, it's a good thing she picked last night. I change sheets on Mondays. Heads would have rolled, I tell you.

And that reminds me: I had better go check the contents of Princess's pillow.


  1. bless her heart! so glad that God had her choose last night to tell on herself. you already know this....but those kiddos are SO blessed to have you and josh!

  2. WOW! That is awesome! Truth telling is a struggle around here, but if I give the lie- teller a "minute to think about her answer", we usually get the truth out. Then we try REALLY hard not to give consequences out unless the lie was a heinous one. It is a hard line to balance!

  3. Amazing!!! Yahoo!
    Isn't it the coolest thing ever when you can spot progress?!?!?!?