Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Taming the tongue Tuesday! and make that Wed. too!!




Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10


Wow! I forgot it was Tuesday.

so it must be time for
Taming our tongues...


The reason I'm posting late is I helped 2 kindergarten classes today make gingerbread houses.
The boys were throwing on their little decorations...
licorice,
gum drops
and candy canes.

The girls were carefully placing their
skittles,
sweet tarts
and pretzles.

Some were truly works of arts....
some were truly works for the garbage.

But you wouldn't know.

We encouraged and cheered on every
gooeeeyy....
sticky....
messy...
architect attempting to make their houses.

Brown, black and tan faces...
brimming with pride from frosting smeared faces.

Little toe headed boys...
smiling from the fruits of their labor.

Until the inevitable happened.
One little boy didn't behave just quite right...

and was put on the carpet square.
Now I was just happy it wasn't mine...
so I kind of ignored it.

Later on...
as we put pictures with their gingerbread creations.
I showed the picture of the little boy to my son's teacher.
"He's a little active...but J is so cute." Because ladies...this boy is soooo cute... you have to comment!

And the teacher turned and smuggly said...
"Yeah...cute with horns growing out of his head."!

It wouldn't have been so bad...if it was just us adults (although it was just so ugly 1999)
but he heard it.
And the other kids heard it too.

I wanted to scream...
Hey teacher...you're hear for them.

But I didn't have the guts...
I was just glad my son had made it through the activity.
Too busy thinking about my little one while there was a little wounded boy over in the corner.

This story isn't about the teacher with her unkind words
or about my son or his friend who ended up on the square.

It's about me...
and you...
when we choose not to devote ourselves to others...
'cause we're too busy just living our lives...
keeping our families going along...
sometimes there is a J in the corner...

even though they're doing wrong...
or life isn't going as planned...
the job didn't come...the child is still sick...

An encouraging instructing word is needed...when you are down!

Encouragements are free
We can devote ourselves to others
in brotherly love!

5 comments:

Alicia said...

Awww!! That makes me want to cry for him!! I'm sure he's heard comments similar to those before. Aww!!

mimi said...

My heart melts for that boy. I remember words that my 1st grade teacher said to me. Adults can put such sad labels on kids. I have 2 little boys that don't fit the "mold"...my heart just aches for the ones that are a bit different.

I'm glad that you were in the room "aiding"...you are wise and have a big heart!

Lorrie said...

I just keep thinking...how I've done the same to my own kids and kids that don't always "fit the mold"....God uses people like that the most so his GLORY can be revealed...Moses...Peter...Thomas...James... He rarely used the Solomon's and David's of this world... Whenever we are weak...it shows just how strong God really is....

SILVIA said...

i cant believe she/he would say something like that in front of the class,some teachers out there,let me tell you!!...

hows the weather in sunny cali?? is sooo miserable over here,can you please adopt me??lol...
hope u r ready, Santa is coming soon,lol..
good night dear friend.. xx

Lorrie said...

Silvia...don't hate me...we just went down Christmas tree lane with light jackets on. For us it's cold (in the 50s)....