Obedience

You Were A Good Mama Today

by Monica

Grace: Age 3 It was one of those days. A day of tantrums and testing. Grace was in an utter state of rebellion. I liken the battle to subvert the sin in her heart to that of the 101st Airborn on the eve of defending Bastogne in World War II. […]

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Fresh Out

by Monica

“NO!” Grace screams in defiance when I call her to clean up. “That’s another ticket.” I say. I hang her fifth ticket of the day for inappropriate behavior. “This is your fifth ticket. That means you have to spend the rest of the day in your room.” She explodes in […]

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Reality Check

by Monica

I remember the first time I got “had” by my own kid. It was at the dinner table and she was less than two years old. Grace had not quite finished eating but was getting fidgety. “I wanna get down.” She said. “Not yet, we’re still eating.” She fidgeted more […]

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Don’t push Caleb!

by Monica

“Don’t push Caleb!” Gracie said firmly to herself for about the one-thousandth time in the last week. “That’s right.” I chimed in. “Don’t push Caleb. We don’t push anyone. No Pushing!” “No pushing!” She repeated. “Don’t push Caleb!” Once every-other week Grace goes to Ms. Monica’s learning center where she […]

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Kisses

by Monica

“Caaa-aaa kisssss?” The inflection of her cadence rises and falls with the same intonation of a question. She has a huge smile. Toddling toward me her head reaches forward, her little torso bent to the side. She awkwardly stumbles to me in the last few steps giggling as her open […]

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