Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Every time we go to church, my son, Bible Bat Boy knows exactly where to find mints. He knows probably 12 people that he can get mints from. That boy can eat Altoids by the handful!
One day when we were at church I was talking to one of my friends and her mother (Nana). Bible Bat Boy was standing with me and notice that in my friend's bag, was a container of mints. Very energetically, my son asked her for a mint. Then he asked Nana if she had any mints. She pulled out a can and gave my son a few.
I resumed talking to my friend and was soon interrupted by my son saying, "Mom, I'm going to go to Walmart with her (Nana), OK?" I looked a little confused as I said "OK?"
I started talking to my friend again only to hear Bible Bat Boy say, "Oh, Yeah, mom, She's driving!"
As I further investigated Bible Bat Boy's need to go to Walmart, I found out that Nana didn't have the right kind of mints and that Bible Bat Boy suggested she take him to Walmart so he could show her where to find the "blue " mints.
As I think about that story, I am reminded with how really ungrateful we are (myself included). Very rarely are we satisfied with exactly what we have. We always must have more. As we go through our day today, let's make an effort to be thankful for everything we have.