The other day, I was getting on to Bean for something. I can’t remember what exactly right now, but it was probably for annoying Gracie.
So, I say to him, “You’ve got one more chance to act right and then I’m taking your Legos away for the afternoon, Michael.”
Without missing a beat, he replies in this snide little voice we have taken to calling ‘kinder-talk’ around our house, “God gives us as many chances as we need. Why can’t you be more like God?”
My eyes grew as wide as saucers, my face turned red, and I’m sure steam blew out of my ears. “BECAUSE GOD GIVES YOU UNLIMITED CHANCES, BUT MOMS ONLY HAVE TO GIVE YOU THREE! THAT’S WHY!”
No more church for that kid.