Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Are you grumpy?

In our house, we end up spending a lot of time talking about our attitudes. Caleb found a great way to lighten the mood when someone is acting grumpy (or even just to have fun). He says, "Are you grumpy? Are YOU grumpy?" Usually laughing, tickling, and other smiles follow. So, this morning, Ben said to Caleb, "Are you grumpy, are YOU grumpy?"
Caleb's response: "No, I'm a thankful elephant!!"

On that note, we have two books from a series, which has been discontinued. They're neat, though, because they're about the fruit of the Spirit. Anyway, the one about God's goodness ends like this:

So, when I feel grumpy-growly
Here's exactly how I pray
God please remove my badness
And let your goodness stay.

So, we use that prayer to combat grumpy growlies around here. Besides, it is much more fun for everyone involved to be a thankful elephant.

6 comments:

rebecca said...

That's hilarious! I want to be a thankful elephant! ;)

Anonymous said...

This entry is wonderful. Tell me more about these books. I want to have a future family like yours!
Heather T

Christine H. said...

That is too precious! Did Caleb come up with the "Are YOU grumpy" thing on his own? How adorable!

BTW, there is a big garage sale at Debbie Evans home to benefit Young life this Sat., May 19. I just donated a ton of stuff. Call Danielle for the address.

ATSmith said...

me too, me too! I'm afraid Sage would probably be asking more often if I were grumpy then the other way around ....

hestermom said...

Yes, Caleb came up with this on his own...I mean, we have asked about being grumpy-growly, but he was the one who started, "Are you grumpy? Are YOU grumpy?" And, he recently got an elephant that he sleeps with at night, so that's where the whole thankful elephant came in. =)
P.S. The books are by Melody Carlson, and although they are discontinued, you can get some on ebay, I think...

nursemomof4 said...

That's a great little saying!