Saturday, May 3, 2008

I am right...right?

So many times I have gone to post on here, but I just don't have the time or energy. Until now, that is. Well, I have a few minutes. My mom and I are going to see a movie, a rare treat these days!

This week I took Peter and Joel Liu to their childcare places while Kelly was in Connecticut. It was very interesting. Peter has always been somewhat intelligent, but lately he uses such grown-up sentences and words. I can't believe he is already 4. On Thursday, we were driving to his preschool, and he asked me if I knew Jon. He believes that I am a Shipman and constantly wants to go to "my" house. I told him I knew Jon, and that he was my friend.
He then asked, "What about your sisters?" I was confused at first, mistaking sisters for sister's, and thinking that he meant Katie's friends being my friends too. When I questioned him, he said, "Oh, I mean your brother....Zack? Oh, Zachary."
There was a pause and then from Peter, "Dude, did Zack get so tall because he kept eating a lot of food?"
"I think you probably right Peter."
"I am right." Such confidence from such a little boy!
"Peter, are you always right?"
"You're never ever wrong?"
"No. Are you ever ever wrong, Nikki?"
"Yes, Peter. I am wrong all the time. Jon is wrong sometimes, Matt is wrong sometimes, everyone is wrong sometimes."
"Oh. I'm not."

Thinking about this, I realize that SO many times, I have the same attitude. I am never wrong; it's everyone else. I put such confidence in myself that I even tell God that I am more right than He is. Okay, so I don't outright say, "God, You are so wrong!" I live that way though. I make decisions based on what I think it right instead of what really is right.

Thank goodness there are people out there who can bring light to my life...even if they are only four years old!