Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Delighted But Confused

Today Jessica related the following story to me that I thought you might enjoy; plus I have an ulterior motive, which I will explain by and by:

The other day Jess thought she would allow Nolan a little naked time. She stripped him bare and allowed him free reign of the living room. Time passed as she was doing dishes, and she noticed that he was dancing. This is not uncommon for our son, he regularly glories in this unparalleled gift that the Lord has given us. Normally his choice of dance is the knee bob, but she could see that he was holding onto the coffee table and stamping. His legs were obscured by furniture, so she thought she'd go in for a closer look of the new style.

What she found was our son, looking delighted but confused, as he stamped in a pile of his own poo.

That was her phrase, "delighted but confused," and I found it particularly beautiful. It sums up a right orientation to the facts we've been given in this world. God it is beautiful, and you should be thankful for that, but if you're not somewhat confused, clearly you're not paying attention. This is where the ulterior motive comes in: I think it would make a superior title for a blog. Not a blog post, but for the name of the blog. I'm keeping mine, so I offer this gem to the reader perceptive enough to snatch it up. Please post "taken" in the comment field once the deed is done, that way we get no duplicates. I ask for no remuneration, but, as always, donations are always sought after and accepted.


6 comments:

Jenée Elizabeth said...

hahahahaha. oh, love this!

Jenée Elizabeth said...

But I wouldn't feel like an original being if I took "Delighted but Confused."

Jason Dean said...

There's nothing new under the sun. By this point everyone has stolen from everyone, creatively speaking.

Kathleen said...

Taken. ha ha, suckers!

Now, to start a blog...

Jason Dean said...

Yes!!!! Post a link to your new blog! It'll be our way of keeping track of you in the Europe Land!

Kathleen Lilleness said...

The wait is over...
http://delightedbutconfused.blogspot.com/