Saturday, August 09, 2008

Spreading The Word

Clayton has been giving us some trouble at bedtime lately. He has started pulling the "I need a sip of water" and "I need to go tee-tee" cards multiple times after we lay him down. While we understand that this is just a phase that all kids go through, we have been getting frustrated with him.

Last night, he went to bed easily. He didn't come out of his room or ask for anything after we left his room. About 15 minutes after he went to bed, however, we heard him rustling around. Wade went upstairs to figure out what was going on. When he opened the door he saw Clayton laying in the middle of his room on his tummy with his Brownie (a little puppy that he sleeps with). He had his Bible open and in front of him. This was the conversation that I heard:

Wade: "What are you doing?!?!"
Clayton: "I'm reading my Bible to Brownie."
**Wade immediately closed the door and tried to regain his composure (I could see him laughing from downstairs).
Wade (after reopening the door): "Clayton put your Bible up and go to bed."
Clayton: "But Daddy, Brownie hasn't heard all the stories yet."

What's a parent to do?!?!? I've read A LOT of parenting books (it's something that I am semi-obsessed with). Not one has addressed the issue of your child witnessing to his stuffed animals when he is supposed to be asleep!


Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

That boy is something else! Love him!

Kati said... either he has a future as a pastor or a vet! ;-)

Mrs. H said...

How amazing and precious. He is wise beyond his years .. I love you four. Happy birthday again...