Miracles Do Happen

I witnessed an inspiring scenario last night at church. There was a little boy there, maybe 4 or 5 years old, who came to the adult class with his dad. For the entire hour lecture, he was the best behaved little boy I have ever seen! He alternated between playing on top of, in front of, and underneath his own chair, but never intruded into anyone else’s space. He only left the room once to go to the bathroom. He never spoke a word, even to his dad, but entertained himself the whole time with–get this–two plastic drinking straws.

As a future parent, I am a little bit troubled at the growing acceptance among parents of the idea that Gameboys and TV are the only ways to get kids to be still and quiet. I was inspired by this child who could be completely occupied with such primitive instruments of amusement.

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