Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Daddy, Help Please

"Daddy, help please??" These are three simple words that are key to unlock a world of assistance and freedom from a great amount of frustration. The problem with these three small, simple words, is that they are grossly under used.

See, my son, Vincent, is almost 4 years old. He is greatly independent, and well, what can I say, he is his father's son. The other day I observed a very familiar scene in our house. We were getting ready to go somewhere and I asked him to go and put his sandals on. While I am helping get the other 2 YOUNGER children ready, I heard something that I have been hearing quite often lately. My 3 1/2 year old is sitting down, frustratedly making some sort of squealing/screaming noise as he is fighting (and losing the fight) to get his sandals on.

I watch for a second or two, and then remind him, "Vincent, just say 'daddy, help please.' "Daddy, help please?" he responds attempting to dry his little tear puddled eyes. Immediately I lend my assistance and he jumps up and continues the life of an innocent child.

How often do we struggle in great frustration over something that God never intended for us to do alone. All we have to do is stop, and say, "Daddy, help please?"

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

this is a really great lesson! thanks Chris!