H- Can I have an ice cream sandwich?
Lulu--You have already had 3 treats since you arrived.
H- But I just want an ice cream sandwich and that will be my last treat.
Lulu--It will make your tummy hurt if you eat too many treats.
H- But I am still hungry.
Lulu--Mommie will not be happy if I take you home with a tummy ache because you had too much sugar.
H-I am really really hungry!
Lulu--H, I said No
H-But why not
Lulu--I am not telling you again--no more treats.
H-I haven't had an ice cream sandwich today and I really like them
The baby even has his own form of badgering. It involves pointing at what he wants---whining---saying "Dat"---whining more---eventually crying if you do not give him what he has his eye on. WHO could resist this sweet face?
I am weak when it comes to denying any of my grandchildren. Sometimes--such as too many treats--it really is not for their best--but I give in and hand them what they are badgering me for knowing it has consequences.
There have been times in my life that I badgered God---day after day---the same prayer--begging-pleading---non-stop --requests for what I think is best. There have been times---my prayers were eventually answered and the consequences were huge. I have always heard "Be careful what you pray for." I fail to take his silence--even His No's as answers in my best interest--but instead continue to bombard Heaven with the same requests that I think are in my best interest.
I am learning---it's about time---I now ask God---"If this is not in your will for me, please take the desire from my heart.". When I step down from my throne---and submit to His plan---it is always for my best--"Father truly knows best!"
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."