Siah was making all kinds of demands on me. He didn’t want his dinner this way, he wanted it that way. He wasn’t going to drink water, he was going to drink milk. It just kept going on and on.
That kind of disrespect is unacceptable in our house. So I decided to nip it in the bud by saying, “Hey – who runs this house???” thinking he’s respond, “Mama” and that would put an end to it all. But instead, he responded, “Jesus.”
Well, I couldn’t argue with that!
I laughed and affirmed him – “Yes, Jesus runs this house, and Jesus says to respect your mother and father. And when you start making all these demands and talking to me with that kind of attitude, that’s disrespecting. Jesus doesn’t like that.”