You Can’t Always Get What You Want
June 20, 2008
Sunday mornings are hectic around our house. Since it’s usually my only day off, I sleep in until the last minute, then am extremley rushed to get everyone and everything ready for church.
Recently, my oldest was taking a bath, whilst I was standing in the bathroom getting ready. I asked him to wash himself, to save time.
Him: “You wash me.”
Me: “No, you wash yourself today.”
Him: “I don’t want to.”
Me: “Well son, sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to do. It’s a fact of life. Even grown-ups sometimes have to do things they don’t want to do.”
Him: “Exactly, you don’t want to wash me, but you’re going to have to, because I’m not doing it.”
Sometimes he’s just too smart.
And yes, I did wash him.