Haley: Age 2
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
She’s really just repeating what she’s heard, not being egocentric. But when the first words out of her mouth one morning were “Good morning, mommy! Good morning, Iceland church bells! I so pretty. I so beautiful,” I knew it was time to teach her this verse: “Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.” Proverbs 27:2.
Apparently I didn’t communicate this concept successfully because the next day she informed me, “I not pretty. I not beautiful. Another man’s lips are pretty; NOT my own.”
Why do I even try?