The Goodes went to Red Robin tonight.
By the time the driving lesson was over, it was time "to eat". Many french fries and no less than 3 very loud "Happy Birthday" songs to other patrons later, we were ready to go dishwasher shoppin'.
Afterward I thought a lot about how Mike wanted so badly to take the wheel from Addie and Addie wanted so badly to control it--even if that meant she would crash it.
This seems so much like many scenarios in parenting and spiritual matters.
In parenting--it is hard to know when to take the wheel from her and when to let her take it whether she sails or crashes. And, I am sure that will only get harder as she gets older.
In spiritual matters I am sure God has wanted to jerk the wheel from my hand a time or two--and in fact has. But I-- like an all knowing 2 year old-- complain to Him to "give it back" and drive myself right into a wall.