I have especially noticed this lately with my little ones...I am always in "let's get this done" mode. Now that they are hitting 2 years of age...they are developing independent little spirits. It is FAR better to *engage* them in what I am doing...invite them to participate, rather than force them to submit to hair combing or changes in clothing or whatever else it is that I am "just trying to get done".
My kiddos have a purpose, too. They are separate little people with their own facets of God's character...and they need to be allowed to BE. I honestly do not want to teach them to be "human doings". That isn't the job God has given to me! I need to *live* and teach by example...they need to *see* how to live for God in everything. And...honestly...just *how to live*...how to be...not just what and how to DO all of the menial little tasks that make up daily life.
Can you hear them?? I love it!
I want to be more like them...I want to be able to remember my purpose and keep on singing no matter what storms surround me!