Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Story for Jack


Jack, here's a story about a boy who wouldn't listen to his mommy:

One day, there was a little boy, and he didn't always listen to his mommy. He liked to play and laugh and bounce and scream and shout and hide behind covers and throw toys on the ground.

His mommy said, "Please don't do this and please don't do that. Just be a good boy and listen to mommy."

But the little boy was too busy having all his fun. He just didn't have time to listen.

So his mommy said, "Alright, that's it. I'll stomp my feet and clap my hands and turn your clothes to blue."

And all the next day, the little boy's clothes stayed blue. He laughed and laughed and said, "Mommy, that's no problem for me. I love the color blue! You can turn my shirt and hat and socks and shoes and even my pants as blue as blue can be. I can be blue all day long, it's really no problem for me!"

So his mommy said, "Alright, that's it, tomorrow you will see -- I'm turning all your clothes to green and when you wake up in the morning, you will see just what I mean!"

And when he woke up, sure enough, his pajamas had turned as green as peas and his laid out clothes looked like lima beans! He laughed and laughed and said, "Mommy, look at what you did! Everything is super green, and that's my favorite color! I'll wear my green to school today and tell my friends that you are such a silly mother! And it doesn't make me need to listen, because I'm not scared of green!"

His mommy thought and thought and thought, and said, "Hmm...I know just what you mean. But if you don't listen soon I'll have to turn ALL your clothes to yellow!"

She waved her arms, and he looked down - his coat and gloves were yellower than summer! He stomped his feet and raised his hand, and said "I have a question, please."

"Yes, my sweetie, I'd love to know - what is on your mind?"

"I just don't understand why you turn my clothes to blue and green and yellow."

His mommy laughed and gave his nose a kiss. "I didn't think that making clothes a very certain color would make you sad or worried into listening. I turned them blue and green and yellow to show you something special. I can make your world full of many colors, I'd love to show you what fun we'll have, if even for a minute, you'll just stop to listen."

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4 comments:

  1. So sweet! Tonight I told E that, instead of asking lots questions or making random repetitive noises, he should just find anywhere else to be (other than near me) whenever he hears my super-cranky voice come out. Maybe tomorrow I'll read he and his brother this story. <3

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    1. Well...this story came AFTER a few other mother / son interactions that weren't as blog worthy! I was at my wits end...

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  2. Thank you for another wonderful story, Rebekah!!!

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  3. Your stories, and approach to parenthood, are wonderful :)
    Denise

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