Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Got Told

My middle son walked into my room after dressing for church; he was wearing the same dress shirt he's worn the last three Sundays.

"Hey, Max, why don't you wear something different?" I suggested.

"Why?" he asked. "This one is my favorite, and it's clean."

"Well," I explained, "you have several handsome shirts, but people are going to think that's the only one you own."

He looked at me squarely and did not miss a beat. "Mom, what people think doesn't matter nearly as much as what I know to be true."

My first thought: Well, I'll be darned. The boy has been listening after all.

My second thought: Well, I'll be darned. I just got a smack-down from a ten year old.


Mark and Emily said...

Hahaha!!! Love it. So sweet yet so sassy, you know just how to raise 'em Erin!! LOL!

Allison @ Allie Browns Layouts said...

HAHAHAHA! How funny! But he is right and you have taught him well!

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