Conversations With Small Children

From the mouths of babes…

Category: Kids

Rerun: Season 4- Episode 5.24- Logic

On this episode of Conversations With Small Children we find the small children and their mother at the mother’s part time job at a local church. The church had a garden committee that planted beautiful gardens all around the church building for the enjoyment of church members and the local community.

The mother had some work to do and as usual the small children were permitted to pick up small pretty stones to put in their pockets or to play in the churchyard while she prepared things outside for an event they would be having later that evening.

When they arrived at the church they passed through the large courtyard garden. The children immediately ran to the flowers and began picking them. The mother couldn’t believe her eyes and quickly stopped the children from picking the flowers. With all the windows around the mother of the small children was worried that the garden committee would be upset that their flowers had been picked.

She scolded the small children and said “These flowers belong to Jesus. We can’t pick them because Jesus wants them to be here for people to look at and enjoy.”

The children stopped picking the flowers, a little sad that they could no longer gather their treasures and began to play instead.

The mother began her work, glad that the flowers had been saved and that neither she, nor the small children risked getting in any trouble.

Several minutes passed and the children played quietly. The mother became so focused on her work that she didn’t check on the small children for quite some time.

When the mother finally did turn around to check on the two small children, she saw that they had their arms full of every hue of flower they could reach in the garden.

The mother was beside herself. Worried that the committee who had planted the flowers would be angry, upset that the small children had disobeyed, concerned that the destruction of the garden by the proud little demolition experts might cost her her job.

“Why did you picked the flowers? Didn’t I tell you that these flowers belong to Jesus?!?!”she asked the small children.

The small children looked up at her smiling and said,

“We asked Jesus if we could pick the flowers, and He said it was OK.”

Copyright © 2012 TinyYellowHouse

Rerun- Season 6: Episode 5.5- Self Told Tales

The opening scene of this episode of Conversations With Small Children finds one of the small children still awake at 11 PM and the parents of the small children beside themselves with frustration. After being sent to bed several times the first of the small children still refuses to lie down. The conversation goes something like this-

Mother- I asked you several times to go to bed. It’s late and you’re way too tired. It’s time for bed. Let’s go.

Small Child- NO! I want a story!

M- You’re not getting a story. Go to bed.

SC- I WANT A STORY!!!!

M- You’re not getting a story it’s too late for that, you chose to play instead of get a story. Come on I’ll tuck you in.

SC- I WANT A STORY! I’M NOT GOING TO BED WITHOUT A STORY!

M- Yes you are!

SC- NO I’M NOT! I WANT A STORY!

This conversation is repeated over, and over, and over, and over for about 20 mins…

Finally…

Mother says nothing, but glances in the direction of the small child, indicating that she will not discuss the situation any further and that the small child should probably go to bed before the small child is packed into a box with tiny air holes  a snack and juice box and shipped via UPS to Abu Dhabi.

SC- FINE!

The small child stomps as loudly as she possibly can up the stairs and just when the parents think it’s safe to go back to their reading/tv/sewing/adult time the small child yells from the landing at the top of the stairs…

“ONCE UPON A TIME… THERE WERE TWO LITTLE GIRLS”

(and audible breath is heard)

“WHO HAD A REALLY… MEAN… MOMMY!!!!!!!!!!”

Dumbstruck and amused the parents of this small child stare at each other trying not to burst into fits of laughter.

“GOODNIGHT!” says the small child.

“Goodnight!” say the parents.

And with that, the small child disappears into her room. She cries a little.

Mother goes up the stairs and gives her small storyteller a kiss.

“We’ll try again tomorrow. I love you.” says the mother.

“I love you too mommy.” says the small child.

Copyright © 2012 TinyYellowHouse

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