The other night we were sitting in the living room watching T.V. and talking about Easter. Usually, Cameron wears either shorts or nice pants. He hasn't worn a suit on Easter Sunday since he was a toddler. It's not because we don't try, but Cameron has SPD(sensory perception disorder) and doesn't like buttons.
His mom and I were discussing his clothing options when he interrupted our conversation.
"Mawma, I want a suit."
"You want what?"
"I want to wear s suit."
Now this of course took me by surprise. I couldn't believe my ears. Cameron wanted a suit for Easter.
I had to question him further.
"Are you sure you want to wear a suit?"
He shook his head yes.
"You know you don't like buttons."
"I know Mawma, but I want to look like a gentleman."
My precious grandson taught me a valuable lesson that night. I kept trying to discourage him from wanting to look his best on Easter Sunday. I thought I was doing what was best for him, because he doesn't like buttons. The truth is I was trying to make things easier on myself. I know how Cameron can be. His mood changes from day to day and I was afraid he might have a meltdown. I wasn't thinking about his feelings or what he wanted.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 KJV
You see, I had trained Cameron up in the way he should go, I just didn't pay attention. I let my emotions get in the way of what he knew was the right thing to do.
So this Easter Sunday my almost grown-up eight year old grandson will not only look like a gentleman but he WILL BE a gentleman in more ways than one...
|Nine month old Cameron in his 1st suit.|