Saturday, March 27, 2010

Three Small Rings, Ponies, Clowns, Elephants, and Thongs???

Last night we took Caleb to the Circus. Three small rings, ponies, clowns, elephants, and thongs??? So we were sitting at the far side... right under the trapeze. The three girls climbed the ladder to take their place in preparation for flying feats, but they revealed a whole new side - literally! Their bottoms! So Caleb turns to me and says something along the lines of...
"Mommy! Can you see that? Their butts are hanging out! I feel like I need to put gum over my eyes."
At that point, I thought is best to explain that it was a costume and just like we wear bathing suits for swimming, acrobats wear costumes to do their flips. He settled a little bit, but I could see how uncomfortable he was. He kept turning, and he knew in his spirit that something was wrong. I turned to my friend and said, "Who would have thought that my son ould be defiled at the Circus!?!" But then I thought more - was it me? I then continued to say with humor and a touch of seriousness, "I guess the bubble I have put him in has popped!" 

So is this it for my 6, almost 7, year old boy? Will he become immune to it? Sensitive to it? Every day men are faced with this challenge as modesty is definitely not a standard in many women. Some have been so exposed to it, they think nothing of it. Others give in and take it to new levels in their mind. Many know my past and how sexual addictions have personally affected me... and I pray that stronghold is broken over my son. So what is best?

Mark and I chatted a bit in bed this morning. I think this may be a good opportunity to teach our son respect for women and how to bounce his eyes. ( As Mama, I would prefer the bubble, but I know it's best to arm my son with tools to maintain a high standard. I want the best for him! I want him to have a respect for women, and clean mind, and a pure heart!

1 comment:

Pappy & Meme Healy said...

I am so proud of Caleb and you guys!! My Grandson has taught me a very valuable lesson and have chewing gum with with to help me keep my heart clean. Thank you Caleb.