Getting Caught

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NO! Parents Are Not Allowed!

“Dash, did you fold all your clean clothes and put them in the closet and put the dirty ones in the hamper?” I note there are zero clothes in the dirty clothes hamper.

“Yeah, I did!  They’re in the closet!” He’s trying to be proud of himself but guilt is written all over his face!

“But did you fold them all up and put them away or did you shove them into closet on the floor?”

“Shoved them on the floor…nooOOOOoooo, you (I) fold them all up!”

“Really?  If I looked in your closet do you think I would think they are folded up and put away?”

“No… Yeeessss!” He sits in front of the door to make sure I cannot open it.

“Can I see?”

“No!  You cannot open the door. Parents are not allowed!” He’s sprawling even more over the floor space in front of the closet door, sweat starts forming on his forehead, and I think, just maybe, his nose might have grown a little bit in the last 5 minutes!

Who is it that says kids with autism can’t lie, aren’t able to think about something from someone else’s point of view?

Sometimes I really wonder if some of this stuff is really true, or if it is just that they aren’t able to communicate in a way that demonstrates all they understand.

Either way, I had a lot of fun with Dash on this, wondering what he would say and do.  It was such a typical kid sort of thing to do.

And such a typical grown-up sort of thing to do.

I wonder how silly we look when we try to hide things from God, or give him a partial truth. We know he knows all things, yet we still keep some stuff wrinkled and shoved under the shelves in the closet, pretending that if we just ignore it, it will go away.

Kind of like Adam & Eve…  (Gen 3:11)  Did they really think they could get away with not telling the whole truth?

Psalm 139

“1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.

2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.

4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.”

In some ways it is scary to have all thoughts known… I mean, he even knows those thoughts.

On the other hand, it is a wonderful thing to be known so completely, lies and faults included,  and yet accepted 100%.

To be regarded as the “apple of his eye (Deut 32:10, Zech 2:8)

I wonder if Adam and Eve realized that in as much as they desired that apple in the garden, that God desired them and even more so?

I wonder if we realize that too.

I wonder how we would act differently if we deeply understood the kind of passion the Father has for us, newly each day as we awake?

Psalm 139

“17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!”

And when I wake up, you are still with me!

How do you imagine your days would be different?

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