My McKye, is all about his "groceries".
It started because I didn't want him dumping the whole bin of fake food when he played "kitchen",
so I bought a litte second hand shopping basket and told him he could "shop" from the bin each day.
It was one of those moment I felt like a pretty smart mom.
Then he decided that little basket of food had to go everywhere with him. Out smarted, again.
"Get in the car McKye! Quick, we got a go!"
( he also dumps out my other sorted toy bins so he can put his play cash register in them and carry that around...so much for my brillant idea)
So the other day, I was at the computer and McKye was playing behind me. I, suddenly realizing he wouldn't play like this forever, grabbed my camera and started snapping pictures.
Taking pictures make me really look at my kids.
And as I snapped away I realized something.
Replacing it if it wasn't right.
Coming up with his little routine of checking it through the till and getting all flustered if he did something "wrong".
I was so struck by it.
Who cares if the grapes didn't beep? But he did.
And that's when (once again) being a parent made me think of Heavenly Father.
How often does He look down at me, as I get fixated on little details of life that really don't matter at all!
As I get caught up in things being just so? Just because I've decided they need to be?
Next time I get stuck on thinking things hafta be just right, or even just my way, especially at the expense of others happiness (or even just time I could spend with those I love), I hope to these pictures will pop in my head and remind me.