Monday, May 19, 2008

I'm Sorry I Asked

Thursday, on the way home from school:

"So, Maddie- how was your day? I can't wait to hear about it."

She took a deep breath and in a long exhale told me:

"Well- Tim got in trouble during circle time because Eve was trying to tell a story about her dead rabbit and how it was bleeding and they had to bury it in the mulch in her back yard. That's why I don't want mulch. She said it was gross and did you know that she has a baby brother? So does Ben. Kelly's mommy is gonna have a baby in the summer. All of my cousins have sisters or brothers. Why don't I? I want to be a big sister. To twins. I'm gonna pray to God tonight for babies. Don'tcha think that's a good idea?"

Ummmm- I just wanted to know how your day was. A "good" or "bad" would have been fine, you know. "Sure, you can pray to God about anything."

How could I tell her that another baby is not really in our plans? How could I tell her that with us building a house, private school, gas prices, food prices, etc. we can't really afford to even think about another child right now? How could I tell her that she may be an only child?

I couldn't. So, I didn't.

I told her that I loved her. And that if God wants us to have another baby, we will when He wants it to happen. And, it doesn't hurt to pray about it.

Just stop praying for twins.

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13 comments:

Wendi said...

Yikes!
Yeah... I might be saying a few prayers of my own after she finished hers.
I am just saying.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh lord, not just one but TWO babies....scary! Maybe you can neutralize her prayers with opposite prayers of your own.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh lord, not just one but TWO babies....scary! Maybe you can neutralize her prayers with opposite prayers of your own.

Dawn said...

Georgia prays for 4 babies right now!

Rachel said...

Good answer mom :-)
I love that she's praying for Twins!
You're never financially ready for kids, y'know ;-) But you're right, if they're in God's plans... quit making your own :-) LOL.

noble pig said...

No not twins, no...but one more, yeah one more...I agree. Just a thought.

themommykelly said...

That is just way too adorable!

Amy said...

My girls ask for a brother all the time. Really the three sisters you have don't annoy you enough?

Kimmylyn said...

That is really an adorable story.. Maybe get her a puppy? :)

Jonny's Mommy said...

Ah, this is cute. I also worry about having another child with all these rising costs. Luckily, my little guy is too young to worry about such things....

kimmie said...

You really don't want me to comment do you????? I'll pray with Maddie, just maybe not the twin part. Love ya, sis!!

Karen said...

Oh, you are so hosed on this one. The faith of kids far surpasses ours and if she's asking for twins you may not get out of this one so easily.

Amy said...

I love this. Belle recently asked for a big sister and 2 baby brothers. I told her that the big sister was not possible and she would have to talk to God about the brothers.

God's got a lot going on right now with all the requests for siblings coming in.

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