My son Spencer states I really don't know. Later will the wisdom return?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

I was sitting in service last Sunday and the pastor did a talk on how his children thought he lost his thinking and did not really know what he was talking about. The Pastor went on to say this happened when his children were in there early teens, and miraculously one day he got it back when the children got to be young adults. I laughed at this when he talked about the topic.

Sure enough it would come to me as a lesson this week. I went over to visit my son Spencer and as a parent I told him "Spencer, your room is a mess. You need to pick it up. Nothing could live in here."

My son in his wisdom says to me "Dad, it's just the way your looking at it. It really is not that bad."

With this eating grin on his face he just gives me a shoulders up and smile.

I walked away at that moment and all I could think about was the pastor's talk.

Perhaps my perception is wrong. It would have been easy to come back and tell my son that I forgot more than he will ever know, but for some reason I found the wisdom to think he will learn it himself when he is looking for something and it can't be found.

 

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

                            

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Michael A. Caruso
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Hi Tom,

What a good way to look at dealing with your son. It certainly is better than getting angry.

Don't forget me if you learn of anyone moving to "The OC!"

 

Michael

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Nov 14, 2008 05:42 AM #1
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Michael

How can I ever get mad at a face like Spencer's?

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Nov 14, 2008 06:54 AM #2
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Your paster was paraphrasing. It was Mark Twain who said, "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."

Elizabeth Weintraub Land Park Real Estate Agent in Sacramento

Nov 14, 2008 11:02 AM #3
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Tom,

No one is smarter than a 13 year old!  No one.

Mike in Tucson

Nov 14, 2008 03:08 PM #4
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Kathy McGraw
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Tom- Having parented 5 kids I know I couldn't wait until they passed certain ages ......I got tired of losing my sense with each kids passage into that certain age range LOL :)  Yes, believe it or not.....after a certain age you will all of a sudden be smart again :)

Nov 14, 2008 03:19 PM #5
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Dona Reynolds
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Tom-I remember those days of kids knowing more at their young age than us "older ones" that knew nothing.  Somehow, looking back, I MISS THOSE MESSY ROOMS.

Nov 14, 2008 03:27 PM #6
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Elizabeth

Im going to talk to the pastor about this one.

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Nov 14, 2008 03:33 PM #7
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Kathy

Light at the end of the tunnel; it is something to look forward to.

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Nov 14, 2008 03:34 PM #8
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Mike

Your son is the most brilliant one too?

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Tom Braatz

Nov 14, 2008 03:35 PM #9
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Dona

I suppose I should just let him be a kid

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Nov 14, 2008 03:36 PM #10
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You will not develo any brain cells Spencer can detect again until he is 30..boys take longer...my parents regained theirs my first semester of college...You see his room as half messy....he sees half clean....hang in you have only 17 more years.

Nov 14, 2008 10:34 PM #11
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Tom - Isn't it funny?  I think we all experience that with our kids.  Too bad it takes so long for them to realize that we might know a thing or two...  :)

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Sally

All those years in school, and for what?

Tom

Nov 16, 2008 07:01 AM #13
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Debi

Perhaps I will regain some smarts one day again.

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Nov 16, 2008 07:02 AM #14
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Tom,

This post brought a smile to my face that eventually erupted into a small laugh....Spencer is certainly following in the tracks of all of the fine young men out there who have preceded him.  I'm now lost in memories of my sons when they were that age....just wait, when they're around 17 is when they really know EVERYTHING and you know absolutely nothing.

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Jo

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