THE WORDS THAT STICK
By Sarah Anderson
We lived for a few solid years in our family not having to really watch our words. We could have conversations about dessert, fun places to go, and toys. And our toddlers would be none the wiser. But this past year, we turned a corner.
We’ve started spelling.
Our years of open conversation and reckless dialogue are done. These days, words are starting to stick. Phrases hang around. Nothing is said “in passing” anymore. Because my four-year old’s mind is like a steel trap. What’s said is almost always remembered.
“I need a few minutes of quiet.” “What in the world is going on here?” “This place is a mess.” It’s kind of entertaining stuff coming from the mouth of four-year-old, unless you're that four-year-old’s mother. Then it’s just convicting.
But, last weekend, something beautiful happened.
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