There isn’t a day that goes by, I don’t think, that Elijah isn’t “working” on something. He loves drawing and coloring, creating “crafts” (that’s in quotes because they are his version of crafts…such as a piece of string tied to an old bolt and a paper clip), and writing out letters and words.
Last summer, Elijah made a sign for the main door of our home. He worked on it secretly, all by himself, and then used a sticker to put it up. (Thankfully it all came off.)
When he was ready for the big reveal, he called me in and proudly showed me his creation.
When I asked him what it was for, he told me, “If someone comes to our house, and it’s time for them to leave, we can show them this sign.”
His sign features a cute smiley face on the front, and then you open it up, and it reads, “Go” with a picture of a house, which means, “Go home.”
Elijah apparently understands how to “speak the truth in love.”
When he explained his sign, he didn’t say it as though we would be making our guests leave, so much as it was simply time for them to go, and perhaps they needed a nudge. The little smiley face on the top clearly indicates that we enjoyed their visit, right?
Hospitality, Elijah-style, leaves a little to be desired. 🙂
This post is part of my Write 31 Days series, “Out of the Mouth of Babes: 31 Quotes from My Children.” I’m posting every day in October, so if you’ve missed one and need to catch up, or if you really enjoyed a particular quote, you can find the entire series on my Write 31 Days page.