I'm going to be the best boy in the whole state!

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Friday, January 22, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Amusing, that is what he is. Definitely amusing. Difficult, yes that too is what he is, but amazing all the same.

Hezekiah, my eldest child, has a hard time with listening. It maybe that his mind is on what "he" wants to do at the moment rather than what Mommy or Daddy want him to do at the moment. Whatever the reason, this is a skill we are trying to develop in him more and more. Since he is our first child I feel at times I am more stern with him. I try to not be, but he is our first and everything seems like an experiment to me with him. So, I try different things to try and get him to focus on me and what I am saying. I will say, "Hezekiah, where are your listening ears." (Preschool thing) And he says, "Oh, I do not have them on Mommy, let me put them on." I also give him stars for immediately doing what I say. Or high fives, hugs, chocolate, or a "Look me in the eyes baby, you did exactly what Mommy told you to do!" Well, after a couple of difficult days (I was sharing this with some ladies yesterday morning.......the difficulties that is) this little guy decided that today was the day to listen and do. He sang, "I'm going to do what my Mommy and Daddy say and I'm going to be the best boy in the whole state!" Too funny. Then after doing something that Daddy told him to do, he said, "I did what Daddy told me to do....I Rock!" Crack me up.

Oh my Hezekiah, if you only knew how much this Mommy and Daddy of yours loved you. I have been praying for you the past few days to be a good listener, but I also have been praying that God would help you with this habitual cough that you have right now. The doctor said it is a vocal tick that kids sometimes habitually form after a recent cold (which you had 2 weeks ago). I'm am praying that somehow God will just remove it so that you do not feel like you have to clear your throat and cough every minute. I love you my sweet boy. You keep me on my toes, you make me laugh, you make me cry as I write this right now because my love for you is swelling in my heart. Thank you my sweet boy for wanting and desiring to listen to Mommy and Daddy and do what we say. Keep it up my boy, keep it up!



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