January 15, 2010

Normally I Don't Post Nudes

But today I'm making an exception.

Noah was playing a particularly long time in the bathtub a couple days ago. He kept playing that game that he likes. I call it "You're a Sucker, Mama!". In this game he repeatedly tells me that he wants "out" but when I approach him, towel in hand, to lift him out of the tub, he suddenly does an about face and says "NO!" I think this game brings him much delight; it brings me much annoyance.

This time the game lasted too long.

His evident concern began the second he noticed his hands. He lifted them to me and in a very anxious voice asked, "Mom?". (He's very wordy.) He had a serious condition known as "raisin hands". I could have told him, "Ha! That's what you get for playing your 'Mama's a Sucker' game." but I didn't. I let him know that his hands were okay and relieved his mind of worry. Soon he was laughing at his hands and feet and their metamorphosis.

As I was thinking about Noah's worries later, I considered that a lot of times I've probably found myself in the same situation. Not with raisin hands but in life's struggles. What looks disastrous in the moment, passes. Some of those moments seem to last a stinking long time but I know it will come to pass and I will have learned and grown from the experience. In the mean time, I have the promises of my Papa God that He will always be with me, strengthen me, guide me, and comfort me.


The Boob Nazi said...

I've never thought about when I found my raisin fingers when I was younger. I bet it was quite traumatizing!

Spot On Your Pants said...

Wow. Our kids really, really panic about raisin hands too. It's funny and kind of not at the same time. Happy streaking!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the term raisin hands! Stopping by from SITS!

Katrina said...

My son hasn't been aware of this happening to him yet in the bath. It really would be scary though.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. :)

Jennifer said...

Cute picture!

Melinda said...

I love the comparison you made to life's struggles. It's so true. And I'm also so glad I have a Papa God to guide me and sustain me!

Visiting from SITS ... so glad I found you. Following now! ;0)

I am Harriet said...

Raisin hands? How adorable!

Stopping by via SITS to say hello!

Bethany said...

I've had this moment with my kids about their raisin hands. I never really thought about it in comparison to adult panic. This was a really great post, Sarah.

I don't throw those kind of compliments around. :)

Anonymous said...

Haha! I love it! I have't taken a both in forever. I'm a shower girl. (Unless the tub is ginormous and will fit all of my parts under the water.)

now i kind of miss raisin hands!

Mox said...

He is quite a cute little naked gentleman! Also? I LOATHE that game.