Wednesday, April 08, 2009

My Echo

Do I hear an echo? A constant echo of my own voice. Someone pushed the "repeat" button on my lips. Why is it that I am always having to repeat myself? Every day! This must be a requirement that I must do as being your Mama?

One of you has the gift of selective hearing. You stubbornly hear what you want to hear...and if you don't like what you hear, than you scream. The first time I ask, most likely your response is NO. Then there are times that I tell you to do something and you don't respond.
Tell again.
No response.

One of you tries to hear me, but when asked or rather told to do something, you forget as your mind wanders off into your land of la-la. So yet, I hear my echo...asking again for you to follow through the task I have once, twice, three times already asked. And thus, I still see the boots lying on the floor in my bathroom. ....sigh.

And then there is you, whom I think has a sense of humor and learns quickly from the others how to use selective hearing. I call you to stop or come and what do you do? Turn. Look at me and run. I REPEAT....and you continue to run and giggle. You are a little have found out how to push that "repeat" button. ....sigh.

How many times do I need to tell you?

Do I need to repeat myself?

Okay Mom, okay...just a minute.....



(Maybe this is why I don't like laundry. Wash. Rinse. Dry. Repeat....)


  1. LOL, as I read this, I thought of 2 things... my empty house REALLY echos bad right now... and that this must be what the Lord feels like, constantly telling us things that we refuse to listen to, or tuning Him out because we think our way is better... maybe our kids will learn to listen one day, I hope I learn to listen to the Lord the FIRST time he speaks to my heart!!

  2. Susie Mimi12:12 PM

    Yes! I remember hearing an echo! I remember getting frustrated when I had to repeat myself regarding kids jobs around the house. I always felt like a nag. But a wise women told me that I needed to be consistent and persevere with training my children and one day when they are in their own homes, they will have the skills needed to do the jobs. Parenting? On-going learning! Laundry? On-going!
    (ps-By the time my kids were in 10th grade, they actually were doing pretty well with their responsibilities.) I pray your girls will learn faster.
    The Lord can give Moms a sense of humor too! I Love You!


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