Children have an innate ability to (at least believe they) remember something you SAID.
Y’know, like, six months ago.
“But YOU PRO-O-O-M-I-S-E-D!!”
Personally, I think it’s pretty humorous. Kids will keep you, if not broke, then at least honest, when the money goes for braces instead of a new(er) car, or into the college fund rather than a retirement fund. Disney over Cancun, that sort of thing.
Best not to tell a kid something unless you mean it. To them, our words are powerful, like a contract signed in blood, and once they know you’re sincere, they’ll be back for more. More encouragement, more love…more money. (Always more money.)
Interestingly, it can be similar to the spiritual realm—Heaven is listening to what we say. Unfortunately, Hell is also tuned in. Now, I have heard my husband say that the Holy Spirit is a gentleman; He doesn’t force Himself on…
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