What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, July 18, 2007



At first, I was SO angry that I couldn't see straight. And I surely wasn't going to document THAT.

Then, I got over it. After all, it was MY fault more than Andrew's. I am 25. I should know better. He is 14 months old. He hasn't learned the disasterous effects coloring on walls has (well, he hadn't until today. But he learned, let me tell you!)

Then I thought-well, I SHOULDN'T take a picture because that would be confusing. Naughtiness rewarded with PICTURES? That would be positive reinforcement, right?

Then I started scrubbing his feet. And he began giggling. Softer, softer, then it grew to monumental proportions. He fell over. Tears were streaming down his eyes. He could hardly breathe. And I was JUST scrubbing.

Now THAT, is positive reinforcement!

(By the way: Notice that in black and white, you can hardly even NOTICE the mess? Well...the marker didn't wash off. So, having that feature in my brain would work nicely for the next day or so...)
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5 comments:

Rebecca said...

PS-I should clarify: the marker didn't wash off of HIM. It DID wash off of everything else with some bleach. THANK GOODNESS!

LBP said...

Been there done that! LOL! Said son is now almost 16 and no worse for the wear! Be prepared for him to eat lots of things he shouldn't. Bugs, leaves, bark on a tree, the tips off shoelaces, money, marbles, game pieces, etc!

Charree said...

This is the cutest picture.

Mrs. Bonnie said...

Must be something in the air. Audrey stuck a bead up her nose the other day. Hot weather must make children crazy.

Abigail said...

I love this picture, as well as the story behind it!