Same with teens. They want you to treat them like an adult--to let them go and do and have more freedoms and leave them alone, and yada yada yada, but then they go and do something like make fried chicken in your kitchen and leave the mess in the sink and all over the counters, while you are at the pool with 4 young kids, and you come home and find it, and your exhausted and you just can't believe that someone who seems so mature could do something so.....selfish and immature. I'm just sayin'. But--adults can be so immature, too. (Didn't I say that?)
Newborns are this sweet, warm, yummy bundle who squawks and smells so different (but so delicious) and sleeps all these odd hours and can't see your facial expressions and wants to nurse all these odd hours and you are totally taking care of this being on pure instinct and to a person who likes to know and plan, well this is just plain hard.
I'm just sayin'.
So, what am I saying?
I feel more comfortable with ages 6 mos to about 10-11 years old. They are more predictable (somewhat) and you are not running to the Lord for every single thing you don't understand (not a bad thing at all, just so against human nature--my human nature) and you understand them, and you can see clearly that they understand you, and they want to please you, and it's not so complicated and out of your hands.....
So. That's my thoughts today on this Sabbath.