This morning my husband and I were frustrated because our toddler did not tell us that he wanted to go to the potty. He knows the drill. “Want to poo poo, go to potty.” Yet, when the time came for him to tell us that he wanted to go to the potty, he did not. Last night, the only reason I knew that he had done something was the smell that assailed me as soon as I walked into the living-room. This morning his Dad found out that he had pooed when he was getting him ready for daycare.
We were frustrated because our son knows exactly what he needs to do but he doesn’t do it. His previous teacher at daycare said that “he is smart but lazy”. On the way to drop him off to daycare and to work, his Dad and I tried to figure out what to do next.
Initially, our toddler was going to the potty. One of his teachers told his Dad that he was the first one in his class to go to the potty on his own without any instruction. However, lately, he is not going to the potty as he should. We are worried that he is regressing instead of progressing. This morning his Dad spoke to his teacher and she said that we are to continue to encourage him but not force him or he will rebel.
Jesus said “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matthew 7:24). Unless we follow His instructions they are useless for us.
Aren’t we all like toddlers when we don’t follow God’s instructions which are given for our benefit? Each day let us make an effort to follow God’s instructions and directions for our lives.