“Mommy Said a Bad Word”
It is wonderful to do things that will bring joy into the lives of our children. However! Do not fall into the trap of thinking you must always make them happy by never saying, “No!”
Four-year-old Daniel ran to his daddy with big tears in his eyes as he sobbed. Picking him up and holding him on his lap, Daddy asked, “Danny, what’s wrong? What happened?”
“Mommy said a bad word to me,” he said almost choking on his words.
Dad probed a little, “And just what was this bad word Mommy said to you?”
“She said ‘NO’ to me, Daddy,” Danny proclaimed.
We smile. But think of it. Danny viewed the word “NO” as a bad word. Just remember, the LORD is a perfect God and a Parent. He said, “Thou shalt not… (Exodus 20). When you have to say “NO,” you are in great company.