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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Selfishness (02/14/05)

TITLE: I don't want to !
By Deena Walls
02/17/05


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I know I should share . . . but they always get just what they want!

Like when I go to the grocery store and I pass the salt and vinegar chips, to just anyone that wouldn’t mean much but to my oldest daughter its like bringing home a million dollars. She gets all wide eyed and even says Thank you. (A miracle in itself from a teenager! )

Then there’s those bunnies, all different kind’s, stickers, stuffed animals, pictures, pencils, any bunny, and whew my youngest daughter lights up brighter than a Christmas tree and believe you me she’s still glowing from the collection she’s gathered!

So why then do they want mine?

You would think that, ten months old is a little young to covet right ? But boy when my hands are wrapped around something he wants, I discover a whole new side to my sweet baby boy! AHHHHH

I thought I could hide them and enjoy them when no one was looking! UGH

In a house with four children nothing is ever hidden for long (well except that math test my oldest son got a D on ) but really “They “ can find anything, anywhere in a matter of minutes! Then why is it when I find their dirty socks no ones at all interested in taking them from me?

So there I am huddled in what no one would even want to call a closet, having lined the bottom of the door with a towel in hopes to muffle the noise.I quickly unwrap the cellophane and slip out . . . Wait

I need milk! So I gently open the closet door tip toe to the kitchen and pour me a nice, big,cold glass of milk and quietly return to the closet.Where I find eight dirty hands with oozing white cream covering four little mouths.

Just then a joyful little noise emerges, as my baby boy looks up at me caught in the act, arm extended, with a half-eaten Oreo and says “Mommy”

How can I resist?! I think it was the best Oreo I have ever eaten!

Psalms 119 :35-36 NIV
Direct me in the path of Your commands,for there I find delight .
Turn my heart tword statutes and not twords selfish gain.


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donna robinson02/22/05
Oh the joys of motherhood! Such a cute story. I think what really touched me was the way you saw the little things as blessings instead of something to be upset about. That's a good mom.
Crista Darr02/24/05
Sweet story. Now mama, why are you hiding in the closet eating oreos? Too funny and a good lesson: who's being selfish?
Sally Hanan02/25/05
Selfish? I don't see ANYthing selfish in this story at ALL :)