Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lessons from Kids

Kids are smart. They don't always work in the way we expect or want them to, but they still for the most part remain efficient. (Whether we like their way or not!) Take exhibit A...pictures of the kids picking raspberries.

Sunday we were out working in the yard on our deck (yeah...the steps are in!) and the kids acted hungry, but instead of asking for a snack they headed over to the raspberry bush. Of course, I started to yell at Fiona when I looked over to see her laying down on the job. (What mom wouldn't? You don't want their clothes to get dirty. Right?) Anyway as I shuffled over to the bush I realized she was being efficient in her own way. Avoiding getting poked by the bush and actually being able to see the berries, she was picking them to her heart content. Brilliant! Now, why didn't I think of that. Thanks to Fiona the entire family has a new skill in picking raspberries.

I thank God for my kids who teach me new things everyday. It doesn't always look pretty or make sense immediately, but sometime it just works to look at a task through the eyes of a child. And wonders of wonders...I was sitting in my lawn chair the next day picking berries. It was beautiful! I could see the best berries, my legs were resting, and my arms weren't getting ripped up from the bush. Sometimes it pays to "lay down" on the job.

From inside the little blue bungalow,
Katie Jean
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1 comment:

MerrandaVK said...

Does your Miss Fiona have a little apron on? Cute! What bountiful raspberry bushes you have. I keep your blog on my Google Reader too and keep checking it out! You guys have such a Cute Family!!!! I'll be commenting more :)