Thursday, February 26, 2009

Desperately Sick

I've dubbed today "Tantrum Day" (doo doo doo!)

Bug is way behind on ZZZZZZZs from the weekend and has been fighting bedtime all week. She working on pushing some eye teeth through and WOWSERS! I can honestly say there are some days (like today) that I miss working outside the home! Isn't that awful?

Are you having trouble believing my sweet Buggy would throw a temper tantrum? I took a moment to capture three thousand words of proof for you:There are those who insist that mankind is inherently good.

I beg to differ. When I look at my 20 month old daughter screaming and crying and working herself into hysterics, I see that mankind is inherently evil.

*gasp*

I know, I have an unpopular opinion. Jeremiah 17:9 says
The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it?

That means my precious Bug's heart too. And Little Man's. And Hubby's. And mine. I've known this truth about myself, but motherhood has cemented the truth in my heart-- I never taught Bug to sin. She was born wanting her own way. She disobeys without being prompted to (of course we don't prompt her to disobey us!), she pushes the limits without learning to. She is inherently evil because her heart is "deceitful above all things, and desperately sick..."

As I struggle through these tantrum days, I pray that God would bend my daughter's heart and MY HEART towards Him. That's the only way we're gonna make it!

4 comments:

DeAnne said...

Amen- I wish more parents understood that our children are inherently evil instead of being convinced that "biting is just a stage" or however you want to fill in the blank.

Windot said...

Wow, I completely understand. I had to carry my son out of the YMCA this morning kicking and screaming. Plus, when he got his eye teeth those were the worst he ever got. So I can feel her pain. I think we'd all be lying if we say we didn't have those days where we wished we were back working or far far away from our tantrum throwing children. I am definitely thinking of you and praying for you as you go through this toddler stage. :) it can be real rough.

Stephanie said...

Is she eating a cereal box in the first photo?

She's pretty cute - even if she is throwing a fit! ;)

I think the person that came up with that whole "kids are inherently good" thing didn't have kids.

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

That middle picture is priceless. Good luck surviving however many tantrums the rest of the day may hold!