Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mine!!!

Mini-E has a habit of just walking out the front door if it's open. Yes, she has to push open the screen door.

Come to think of it, it wasn't really walking either. It was more of a sneak. Anyway...

The other day, the door was left open after someone retrieved the mail. She started going out the door. I called to her in my best mommy voice "Mini-E, No!" she took another step so I said another "no"

The look she gave me was not the look of an 18 month old. It really wasn't. It was the look of an 18 year old and it said "You're not the boss of me." It was the look that did it. I went forth to retrieve my child. She realized that I was coming and she started to book it. She didn't get far, because she had waited too long giving me the look.

As I scooped her up she started kicking and hollering, "Mine, mine, MINE, mine, MINE!"

I nearly dropped her from laughing. I was impressed with my calmness and said something like, "That may be, but You're mine and I said "No"."

After it was all said and done, I couldn't get another picture out of my head....

A picture of another small person who looks at the world and says "Mine."

Looking at the spiritual side of life, I rather believe God looks at us and says the same thing: "Mine."

12 comments:

Halfmoon Girl said...

I have seen that look around these parts as well.

Mrs. Darling said...

It's amazing how young kids are when they start getting their littl attitudes. At her age though its so cute! Too bad we have to nip it on the bud for the later years! :)

Monkey Giggles said...

Oh, How I know THE look. It has showed up at my house more than I like. I wish I could ship it off far far away. Just the look not the kid!!! wink*

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I know that look a little too well. Seen it a million times.

KarenW said...

When Holly was about that age, I told her she couldn't do something and she looked at me and said plainly, "I'm the boss." I promptly informed her that I was the boss and the look of amazement on her face was hilarious.

jugglingpaynes said...

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaNarf!
You is now a Femme Philosopher. Go get yourself a button. I think I made a link in the sidebar. I've been trying to get all my blogger buddies, but I have been dealing with that 18 year old look from my 5 year old.
Take heart though. My 14 year old knew what "attitude" meant when she was 2, and I'm quite proud of how she's turning out.

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

The Gang's All Here! said...

That's hilarious - thank you for the fun images that evoked. They are indeed cute when they start expressing their own opinions and feelings. At first . . .

None of mine are cute in the screaming of "Mine" anymore, but your story was a great reminder of how early the sin nature shows itself! And how it really is in ALL of us :)

Thanks for the very kind and encouraging words the other day - I'm glad that my gratefulness to the Lord shined thru - it was a hard time, but His Grace was more than Sufficient - and it always is!

Tracy said...

I know that look! Ethan being REALLY bossy suddenly. Amazing how someone so small can be so bossy and think it will actually work!

TobyBo said...

if your little one is still doing the Houdini routine (that was Miss Dog Lover's name for several years), I can vouch for the effectiveness of mounting door alarms (about $20 each at Radio Shack) on every outside door. They let you know in ear-piercing manner when unauthorized exit has occured.

Keri said...

Enjoying your blog here!

The Family Jewels said...

It sound like fun at your house! I want to play hide and seek in the dark at your house!!!

I hope you are having a great weekend!

Dapoppins said...

oh, how cute. 18 months is one of my favorite ages...