Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

I walked into the den to find the kids playing with the blind cords. They were pulling them and throwing them at each other. In about one moment I had two thoughts. 1. It actually looks like they are having fun and 2. OMG they have those cords all knotted up! Well, the second thought won and this was what was said...

Mama Hey! You guys are getting that all messed up!
Sam Why?
Mama Because when you play with these they get all knotted up
Ben (with grapes in his mouth mumbles something I didn't quite catch)
Mama Pardon? I didn't hear you.
Ben (looking remorseful) We didn't mean to
Carlee We didn't mean to
Ben We didn't mean to

At this point I focused my attention on unknotting the cords because I was trying not to grin . Their faces all looked so pitiful knowing that they are in trouble. But I was also trying to decide how to handle this new comment "We didn't mean to". I am not sure that I have heard that one from them before. But before I could say anything, this is what they said...
Carlee Sorry Mama
Ben Sorry Mama
Sam Sorry Mama
Mama That's ok, just don't play with these cords anymore.

To which my little trio answered in perfect happy unison "Okay Mama" followed by big smiles from everybody.

What I love about this story, besides the fact that their little faces were so pitiful, is that I think it is the first time that they all apologized without me first saying "What should you say to Mama?" Hooray it is sinking in!!!